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Member of American Alumni Council 

President: Virginia Sioan Swain (Mrs. Louis) 

First Vice President: Annie Lee Singletory 

Second Vice President: Louise Donnenbaum Folk (Mrs. Herbert) 

Recording Secretary: Jean Dickey 

ExecuhVe Secretary: Betty Brown Jester (Mrs. Corlton, Jr.) 
oard of Trusfees: Kathryn Freeman, Emily Harris Preyer (Mrs. Richardson), 
Orianna McArthur McKinnon (Mrs. Arnold B.), Alice Suiter, Betsy Bulluck 
Strandberg (Mrs. Howard, Jr.), Frances Faison Johnson (Mrs. Jeff), Doris 
Hutchinson, Julio Taylor Morton (Mrs. Hugh), Janice Miurchison. 

Betty Brown Jester, Editor 
EvON Welch Dean, Editorial Assistant 

WINTER, 1953 

No. 3 



Commencement Program I 

Mid-Winter Business Meeting 

OF Alumnae Association 2 

Three Alumnae Elected to 

University Board of Trustees 2 

Candidates for Offices in 

Alumnae Association 3 

Commencement Notes 3 and 6 

Liberal Education 7 

By Dr. Thomas Procter 

Dr. Mueller Receives 

Ford Foundation Award 9 

Miss Helen Pickard Dies 

Following Short Illness 10 

Alumna Descends to Depth of Volcano I I 

6/ Sato f.ou Debnam 

News from Local Alumnae Chapters 12 

News from the Alumnae . 14 

Marriages 20 

Sympathy 25 

Admitted OS lecond-closs matter at the postoffice in Greensboro, N. C, June 29, 1912. 
Annual subscription tv/o dollars. 


Mock, Judson, Voehringer^ 

Hosiery 20 

Montdldo's 21 

Phil R. Carlton, Inc 21 

Fordham's Cleaners 21 

Dick's Laundry 21 

Ivlanuel's Restaurant 22 

Mack's 5 & 10 & 25c Store 22 

Franklin's Drug Store 22 

The College Corner 22 

The College Shop 22 

Sunset Hills Restaurant 23 

Coca-Cola 23 

Fox Cleaners 23 

Belk's Studio 23 

Handicraft House 23 

Louise P. Walters 24 

Blue Bird Taxi, Inc 24 

Duke Power Co 24 

Jos. J. Stone & Co. 24 

(Commencement — Program 





























*0/)f» to 


Registration of Alumnae Alumnae House 


Registration of Alumnae Aluinuae Home 

Art Exhibit Weathcrspoon Gallery and Elliott Hall 

Class Reunion Luncheons 

Annual Meeting of Alumnae Association Alumnae House 

Senior Class Day Front Campus 

Alumnae Supper Alumnae House 

Guest Performance by Play-Likers Aycock Auditorium 

Senior Ball Elliott Hall 


Baccalaureate Sermon Aycock Auditorium 

Dr. Thomas Procter, visiting Professor of Philosophy 

Faculty Reception for Seniors, Parents, 

Alumnae, and Friends Elliott Hall Terrace 

Concert by the Greensboro Orchestra 

AND the College Choir Aycock Auditorium 

Graduating Exercises Aycock Auditorium 

throughout Commencement. 

Front Cover 

View of new Elliott Hall taken 
from balcony of Alumnae House. 
The students pietured are mem- 
bers of the Consolidated Uni\cr- 
sity Council from State College, 
Uni\ersit}' at Chapel Hill and 
Woman's College, present for 
Consolidated Uni\ersit^• Da\', Sat- 
urday, April 1 1 . 

Photo by A. A. Wilkinson, director 
of Woman's College News Bureau 


Meals will be a\ailablc in the Col- 
lege Dining Hall during Commenec- 
ment. Breakfast 40c. Lunch and Din- 
ner 8^e. The Home Economies Cafe- 
teria will also be open and there are 
several restaurants near the campus. 

Commencement Plav 

Dream Girl, by Elmer Rice, will be 
given by the Play-Likers at 8:00 p.m., 
Saturday, Ma\- 30. Tickets will be 
available at the registration desk at 
no charge. 


nion Classes 


Old Guard 

(classes before 1902) 











The Alumnae News 

Mid-VI/inter Business Meeting 

of the Alumnae Association 

Tlic Midwinter Business Meeting 
of the Alumnae Association was held 
on Saturday, March 21, 1953, at 2:00 
o'clock, in the Virginia Dare Room. 
Luncheon was ser\ed at 1:00 o'clock, 
followed hv the business session. 

Virginia Sloan Swam, President, 
welcomed the guests and the return- 
ing alumnae, calling special attention 
to the presence of Mrs. E. K. Gra- 
ham, wife of the Chancellor, and Dr. 
\V. C. Jackson, Chancellor Emeritus 
of Woman's College. 

The President then recognized Miss 
Marjorie Hood, Chairman of the 
Nominating Committee, personnel of 
\\hich includes the following alumnae: 
}udv Barrett '42; Penny Smith Coffin 
'52;' Lela Nell Masters '38; Jane Lm- 
\ille Jo\ner '46; Margaret Duckworth 
Palmer '30; Julia Ross Lambert Thay- 
er '51; Marv Lee Alford Hunter '36; 
Lane Siler '43; Laura Lmn Wiley 
Lewis '18. 

Miss Hood presented the following 
slate of officers, whose terms wouM 
begin June 1953 and end June 1955: 

Annie Lee Singletary '31 
Elise Rouse Wilson '43 
Second V. President: 
Emily Harris Prcycr '39 
Martha Biggs Thompson '28 
Recording Secretan,': 
Dorothy Ward '41 
Carolyn Jordan Clark '43 
For Members of the Alumnae 
Board of Trustees: (4 to be 
elected j 

Emma Lewis Speight Morris '00 

Ellen Griffin '40 

Ernestine Halvburton McDonald 

Mary Virginia Rigsby '48 
Elizabeth Fulton VanNoppen '23 
Bett\' Dixon Paschal '46 
Nancy Kirby West '44 
Grace Hayes Williams '29 
Miss Hood moved that this report 
be accepted and Betty Bullard sec- 
onded the motion. Mrs. Swain then 
called for nominations from the floor. 
Since there were none, the report of 
the Nominating Committee was 

unanimously accepted. Ballots will be 
mailed to active alumnae May 1, to 
be returned and tallied by May 15. 

Louise Dannenbaum Falk, Chair- 
man of the Alumnae Fund Commit- 

tee, ga\e a brief report on the status 
of the Fund. 

Mrs. Swain then recognized Miss 
Mereb Mossman, Dean of Instruction, 
at the College, who brought greetings 
in the absence of Chancellor Graham. 
Dean Mossman expressed thanks to 
the alumnae again for the gift from 
the Alumnae Fund and explained that 
the gift made possible the beginning 
of an evaluation of teaching at the 

Miss Mossman introduced Dr. 
Thomas H. Procter, retired professor 
of philosophy at Wellesley, now \'is- 
iting lecturer at ^^^oman's College, 
who ga\e the address which is printed 
in full on pages 7, 8 and 10. 

Three Alumnae Elected to 

University Board of Trustees 

Three Alumnae of Woman's Col- 
lege were elected to membership on 
the Uni\ersity Board of Trustees by 
^■otc of the 1953 General Assembly, 
replacing three Alumnae whose terms 
expired April 1, 1953. 

Newly elected Alumnae were: Mrs. 
J. B. Kittrell (Elizabeth Hinton '19), 
of Green\ille; Mrs. Charles W. Tillett 
(Gladys Avery '15), Charlotte; and 
Mrs. Grace Tavlor Rodenbough M.S. 
'52, Walnut Cove. 

The Alumnae retiring from the 
Board are: Mrs. Julius W. Cone 
(Laura Weill '10), Greensboro; Miss 
Gertrude Carraway '15, New Bern; 
and Mrs. L. L. Miller (Frances New- 
som '42), Raleigh. 

The Alumnae of Woman's College 
welcome the new members of the 
Board and wish them success in the 
tremendous responsibility to the State 
which membership on the Board car- 
ries in di_recting the policies of the 
Consolidated University. 

Mrs. Kittrell has been active in 
alumnae work in Pitt County and is 
a ci\ic leader in her community. Mrs. 
Tillett has long been identified with 
the Democratic Party of North Caro- 
lina, ha\ ing been a National Commit- 
tee Woman for a number of years. 
Mrs. Rodenbough represents Stokes 
County in the 1953 Legislature. She 
reeei\ed her master's degree from the 
Woman's College in 1952. 

The Alumnae are indeed grateful to 
the retiring Alumnae members for 
their unceasing efforts in behalf of the 
Consolidated University and of the 
Woman's College in particular. 

During their terms of office on the 
Board, Mrs. Miller and Miss Carra- 
way ser\ed the Consolidated Univer- 
sit\' faithfully and through work on 
various committees, they made a real 
contribution to the activities of the 

' As a member of the Executixc Com- 
mittee for many years, as chairman of 
the Trustees Building Committee for 
W^oman's College, member of the fi- 
nance committee and the admissions 
committee, Mrs. Cone has effecti\ely 
contributed to the work of the Board. 
Her uncompromising standards of ex- 
cellence, her interest in higher educa- 
tion and the quality of her intellect 
and judgment ha\e made her contri- 
bution outstanding. 

Other Alumnae who are members 
of the Uni\ersib,' Board of Trustees ; 
are: Mrs. Albert Lathrop (Virginia i 
Terrell '23); Mrs. B. C. Parker (Rosa 
Blakcney '16); Mrs. R. S. Ferguson 
(Sue Ramsey Johnston '18); Mrs. Ed 
Anderson (Stella Williams '23); Mrs. 
William Copeland (Nancy Hall Saw- 
yer '38); Mrs. Charles Tomlinson 
(May Lovelace '07). Mrs. Charles 
Stanford of Chapel Hill, is also one of , 
the ten women members. 

Winter, 1953 

Candidates for Offices in ABumnae Association 1953 - 1955 

Term June 1953 to June 1955 

Elise Rouse '43 

Mrs. George Dean Wilson 
1621 Brookside Avenue 
Fayetteville, N. C. 

Student Activities: Editor of Pine Needles; 
Judicial Board; May Court; Who's 
Who; one of eight Outstanding Seniors; 
Hall Board; Dean's List; Y. W. C. A. 

Occupation: Homemaker. 

Husband: Highland Lumber Company, 

Children: George Dean, Jr. 6, Rip 2. 

Community Activities: Former: Member 
Ahmmac Board of Trustees; Mtmber 
Council of Social Agencies Cumberland 
County; Chairman County Chapter of 
Woman's College Alumnae; Co-Foun- 
der and Director Fayetteville Tccn Age 
Club; Sunday School teacher. Present: 
Member of Executive Board of local 
Presbyterian Church; Pine Needles Gar- 
den Club; Secretary of weekday (kin- 
dergarten and first grade) education 
committee for church; worker for civic 

Term June 1953 to June 1955 

Annie Lee Singletary '31 

66 Twin Castles Apts. 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Student Activities: Quill Club, Senior 
Class Lawyer, Handbook Editor, Asso- 
ciate Editor Carolinian. Postgraduate 
work in the School of Journalism of 
Columbia University. 

Occupation: Present: Editor Woman's 
Section Twin City Sentinel. Former: 
I'eaclKT in the schools of Forsyth 
County and Winston-Salem; Proof- 
reader at Prentice-Mall Co.; Rt porter 
for I win Cit\ Sentinel and Columnist 
for the Journal and Sentinel; Director 
of the News Bureau Bowman Gray 
School of Medicine and N. C. Iiaptist 

Community Activities: Past President of 
the Winston-Salem Branch of the 
American Association of University 
Women and State Vice President since 
April, 1951; Past President of Woman's 
College Alumnae of Fors\th County; 
Public Relations Chairman of Wmston- 
Salem Arts Council; Publicity Commit- 
tee of Red Cross and Com.nnimtv 
Chest; One short story published in 
"Mademoiselle" magazine and reprinted 
in College Anthology; Member of North 
Carolina Presswomen; Membei of 
Woman's College Alumnae Ad\isory 
Committee; First Vice President of the 
Woman's College Alumnae Association. 



'e4 , 


The Woman's College Student 
Show will be e.xhibited in the Weath- 
erspoon Art Gallery and in Elliott 
Hall throughout Comnieneement 


Uic Greensboro Orchestra under 
the direction of Mr. George Diekie- 
son, and the College Choir, under the 
direction of Mr. George M. Thomp- 
son, will give a joint concert in Ay- 
cock Auditorium at 8:50 p.m.. Sun- 
da}- night. May 31. No admission 

Non-Reunion Classes 

If your class is not planning a for- 
mal reunion this year, eome for 
Alumnae Day an\\vay. The Reunion 
Committee is asking a Greensboro 
member of e\ery class to be here at 
the Alumnae House to serve as class 
hostess. There will be many faculty 
members at Alumnae House o\er the 
week-end. Make your plans to be 

The Alumnae News 

Candidates for Offices in Alumnae Association 1953 - 1955 


TERM JUNE 1953 TO JUNE 1955 

Martha Fletcher Biggs '28 

Mrs. Lester R. Thompson 
Bellamy Apts. 
Lexington, N. C. 

Student Activities: Student hostess in din- 
ing room senior year; President of Home 
Economics Club; member of other 
groups; officer in Cornelian Literary So- 
ciety; worked with costume design for 
class projects. Did graduate work at 
Columbia University and the University 
of Tennessee. 

Occupation: Present: Home Dernonstra- 
tion Agent, Davidson County. Foimer: 
Taught Home Economics in the Lum- 
berton and Mocksville High Schools, 
and at the Davenport Junior College; 
social case worker in Rockingham and 
Home Management Supervisor, Farm 
Security Administration, Statesville; As- 
sistant Regional Home Management 
Supervisor, Farm Security Administra- 
tion, North Carolina State College, Ra- 
leigh; Home Demonstration Agent, Ran- 
dolph County. 

Husband: Salesman. 



William Birdsall Thompson 

Community Activities: President of Busi- 
ness and Professional Woman's Club, 
Asheboro; President of Woman s Club, 
Asheboro; Member of Civic Council, 
Asheboro; Member of Home Economics 
Groups; served on committees in com- 
munities and assisted with health and 
welfare programs; officer in the North 
Carolina Home Economics Association; 
during World War II, worked with wel- 
fare department as caseworker and 
supervisor of case work, Camp Lcjeune; 
handled a portion of child welfare and 
court cases for group from 14-25; taught 
nutrition, home care of sick for Red 
Cross; worked as volunteer with Navy 
Clinics for mothers and children be- 
fore going to work with Welfare De- 
partment; member of Woman's Col- 
lege Alumnae Advisory Committee. 

Emily Harris '39 
Mrs. Richardson Preyer 
605 Sunset Drive 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Student Activities: President Student 
Government; Secretary Student Govern- 
ment; Chairman Honor Board; Sopho- 
more Class President; Playlikers, Caro- 
linian; Pine Needles; Town Students 
Board; Who's Who; Outstanding Sen- 
ior; Honor Roll; Judicial Board; Ever- 
lasting President, Class of 1939; did 
graduate work at the University of Vir- 
ginia and received her master's degree in 
1943 from Ratcliffe College. 

Occupation: Former High School Teacher 
and Club Worker with Red Cross in 
Australia and Philippines. 

Husband: Lawyer. 

Children: L. Richardson Jr. 5, Mary 
Norris 3, Britt Armfield 1. 

Community Activities: Sunday School 
Teacher; Active in Church Work; 
Worker at Cerebral Palsy School; Presi- 
dent Book Club; Vice-President Guil- 
ford County Alumnae Chapter; member 
of Alumnae Board of Trustees 1951 to 
1953; Chairman of the Special Gifts 
Committee of the Alumnae Fund. 


TERM JUNE 1953 TO JUNE 1955 

Carolyn Huntington Jordan '43 

Mrs. Douglas Hendon Clark 
117 Charles Street 
Lumberton, N. C. 

Student Activities: Daisy Chain Chairman; 
Aletheian Dance Chairman; Aletheian 
President; Gamma Alpha. 

Occupation: Homemaker. Did secretarial 
work 1943-47. 

Husband: Surgeon. 

Children: Douglas Hendon Jr. 4, Eugene 
Spencer, II 2. 

Community Activities: Member of Robe- 
son County Medical Auxiliary, and other 
civic groups. 

Dorothy Ward '41 

U-3 A Cameron Court Apts. 
Raleigh, N. C. 

Student Activities: Cornelian; Y.W.C.A.; 
Young Democrats Club; Gamma Alpha 

Occupation: Secretary to the Head of the 
Department of Textile Chemistry, N. C. 
State College School of Textiles She 
was formerly a Secretary for the .N'orth 
Carolina Department of Public Instruc- 
tion, and later was Office Manager and 
Secretary in a real estate investments 
and insurance office. 

Community Activities: Member of the 
Junior Woman's Club of Raleigh and 
Chairman of the Communications De- 
partment. She has served as Member- 
ship Chairman and Treasurer of the 
Wake County Chapter of Woman's 
College Alumnae Association. She is 
also active in other civic organizations. 

Winter, 1955 e 

Candidates for Offices in ASumnae Association 19S3 - 1955 


Betty Dixon '46 

Mrs. James G. I'ascluil 
5201 Monument y\\cnue 
Richmond, X'lrgmia 

Student Activities; House President; one 
of eight Outstandmg Seniors; Hall 
Board; Who's Who; Class \'ice Presi- 
dent; Sophomore Jacket Chairman; Art 
Cub; Daisy Chain; Proctor; Hall Social 

Occupation: Woman's Editor Twin Citv 
Sentmel, Wmston-Salem, 1947-1950; is 
now writing for Times-Dispatch wom- 
en's pages, Richmond. 

Husband: Industrial sales re])rcs(.nt;iti\e, 
Re>no.ds Metals Company. 

Community Activities: Taught Sunday 
School; leader of Young Business \\'om- 
en's Circle; Community Chest, Red 
Cross; and various church activities. 

Elisabeth Fulton '24 

Mrs. Donnell V'anNoppen 
1 1 2 Pow e Street 
Morganton. N. C. 

Student Acti\ities: Glee Club and Chorus; 
Class Critic; House of Representatives; 
first President of Aletheian Socict\-. 

Occupation: Homemaker. Former: Super- 
visor of Public School Music. Burling- 
ton, and in Mebane; organist and choir 

director, Presbyterian Church in Meb- 
ane, Episcopal Church in Burlington 
and Morganton. 

Husband: furniture manufacturer. 

Children: Donnell Jr. 24, Douglas Ful- 
ton 20. 

Community Activities: Organist and choir 
director; P.-T.A.; Woman's Auxiliary, 
local Diocesan; Girl's Camp work as 
teacher and director; other occasional 

Ellen Griffin '40 
Woman's College, U.N.C. 
Greenslioro, N. C. 

Student Activities: Vice President and 
President of Athletic Association, par- 
ticipated in all sports; Y.W.C.A.; 
Junior Class President; Senior Unmusi- 
cal Chairman; received a Master's De- 
gree from the Unixersitx of North Caro- 
lina. Chapel Hill. 

Occupation: Assistant Professor of Physi- 
cal Education, Woman's College, 1940 
to present. 

Community Acti\ities: Chairman of Re- 
gion:il Agents, Alumii;ie Fund; served 
on numerous alumnae committees. Ad- 
visor to Go'dcn Chain; Judicial Bo;ird; 
I'^acirty-Student Re\iewing Committee; 
movie-making of various college activi- 
ties; has written golf articles for pro- 
fessiona' magazines, and ]5iib'islicd a 
book "Golf Nhmual for Teachers"; 
Executive Secretary-Treasurer .Alliletic 
Federation of CoKege Women; mein- 
l)cr Legislatixe Board of the National 
Section on Women's .-\th^etics. 

Alumnae Meeting 

The Commencement Meeting of 
the Alumnae Association will be held 
at 2; BO p. m., Saturday, May 30, in 
Alumnae House. Reunion Classes will 
be recognized; Seniors will be accepted 
into tlie Association; new officers of 
the Association will be installed; and 
committee reports will be given. 

Ernestine Halyburton '33 

Mrs. Fad P. Macdonald 

40 Dyer Avenue 

.\ie rose, Mass. 

Student Activities; Member of Education 
Chib. Square Circle, Plaxlikers; \'ice 
President and Treasurer of Student Gov- 
ernment; College Orchestra, Honor So- 
ciety, and Honor Roll. She has done 
graduate study at Boston Univeisity. 

()ccu|3ation: Homemaker. Taught English 
at Williams Memorial Institute, New 
London, Conn., 1933-34. 

Husband: Traffic Manager, Trucking and 
Warehousing, Hartford Despatch and 
Warehouse Comisany. 

Children: Miriam 18 and David 13. 

Community Acti\ities: Melrose P.-T.A.; 
Melrose Hospital Auxiliary; CuL Scout 
Den Mother; Sunday School Teacher; 
Christian Education Committee. 

Grace Hayes '29 

Mrs. Wade W. Williams 

Boonville, N. C. 

Student Activities: House \'ice President; 

Baseball Team; Fire Marshal; '\'oung 

N'oter's Club. 
Occui)ation: Teacher, Boonvilie School; 

fornieriy case worker. Yadkin County. 
Husband: Merchant ;iiul farmer. 
Chi'dren: Frances Williams 10. 
Community Activities: President Yadkin 

Count\' Unit N.C.F.A.; Sunday School 

teacher; member of Board of Stewards, 

Methodist Church. 

The Alumnae News 

Candidates for Offices in Alumnae Association 1953 ■ 1955 


Nancy Kirby '44 
Mrs. \\'alter Can West, 2nd 
3552 Willow Oak Road 
Charlotte, North Carolina 

Student Activities: Student Government 
President; Junior Class President; mem- 
ber of Quill Club, and Coraddi staff; 
author of many poems, one ofvvhich 
appeared in "American Scholar." 

Occupation: Homemaker. Formerly social 

director, Webber College. 
Husband: Building materials salesman. 

Children: Walter Carr III 6, and Robin 
Kirby 3. 

Community Activities: League of Women 
Voters; Vice President of Mecklenburg 
County Alumnae Chapter. 

Mary Virginia Rigsbee '48 

Mecklenburg County Welfare Dept. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Student Activities: Member of Cornelian 
Society and Sociology Club. Did gradu- 
ate work at the University of Tennessee 
School of Social Work. 

Occupation: Casework assistant, Mecklen- 
burg County Department Public Wel- 
fare, 1948-1950, caseworker there from 
1950 to present. 

Community Activities: Worked with 
Alumnae Chapter Mecklenburg County. 

Emma Lewis Speight 1900 

Mrs. Claudius Stedman Morris 
223 West Bank Street 
Salisbury, N. C. 

Student Activities: Captain Basketball 
Team (first college athletic team); Chief 
Marshal; took part in dramatics, class 
and society activities. 

Occupation; Homemaker. Taught in Tar- 
boro 1900-'02; Greensboro High School 
1903-'06; volunteer director of night 
schools for adults 1923-'37. 

Children: C. Stedman Jr. and Lewis 

Community Activities: First woman mem- 
ber of School Board; Chairman Library 
Board of Trustees; Director of night 
school for adults; Community Chest; 
various health drives, etc.; named Wom- 
an of the Year of Salisbury in 1951; 
has written articles for educational, li- 
brary and church publications. 


Tlotes . . . 

Campus Tour 

The Reunion Committee plans to 
provide transportation for a guided 
tour of the campus, leaving Alumnae 
House at 10:30 a.m., Saturday morn- 
ing, May 30. Tlie tour will include 
visits to the Library, Mendenhall-Rags- 
dale Halls, Home Economics Build- 

ing, Coleman Gymnasium, and Elliott 

Alumnae Supper 

The Alumnae Buffet Supper will be 
held Saturday, May 30, at 6:00 p. m., 
at the Alumnae House. Supper will be 
ser\ed from the balcony and several 
hundred faculty and alumnae are ex- 
pected. Tickets may be purchased at 
the door. Price SI. 50. 


Alumnae will be housed during 
Commencement at no charge. Classes 
will be together as far as possible. 

Alumnae from the Classes of 1893- 
1939 will stay in Gray Hall. Alumnae 
from the ciasses of 1940-1952 will 
stay in Gotten. 


Alumnae will register at Alumnae 
House, Friday, May 29, 4T0 p.m., 
and Saturday, May 30, 9:00 a.m. to 
2:00 p.m. Class colors, name tags, 
programs, tickets and information will 
be gi\en to \ou at the time of regis- 
tration. Be sure to register for the 
final record. You will a\oid the Sat- 
urday' morning rush if \ou will regis- 
ter Friday night. 

Winter, 1953 

By DR. THOMAS PROCTER, Visiting Professor of Philosophy 



In the brief time that I lia\e been 
in Woman's College I ha\e learned 
both to appreciate and respect it as 
an educational institution. Conse- 
quently I am glad to ha\e this oppor- 
tunity to meet so many of its alumnae 
and proud that I have been in\ited 
to speak at this meeting. 

I am frequcnth' asked to talk to 
Wellesley alumnae. But reeenth', the 
onh' topic that they let me speak 
about is the Deteeti\e Story. However 
since you are graduates not of Welles- 
ley but of Woman's College, 1 can 
venture to speak on a more serious 
topic. When an educator has the 
chance to speak to educated women, 
vitally interested in this educational 
institution, what topic could be more 
appropriate than Education? 1 want 
to raise the question, "What is a good 
education?" What I ha\c to say on 
this subject is by no means original. 
It was all said 2,000 years ago by 
Plato in the Dialogue called The Pro- 
tagoras — in my opinion the basic doc- 
ument for all educational discussion. 
It should be required reading for all 
College Presidents, Deans, Professors, 
Trustees, and Alumnae. 

The Protagoras deals precisely with 
the questions: What is good educa- 
eation? And what is the good of it? 
We too easily take for granted that 
education as such is good — regardless 
of the kind of education. This un- 
critical association of education and 
goodness is ob\'iously false. There arc 
many kinds of education \\'ith widely 
differing purposes. There are schools 
such as the Nazis had and the Com- 
munists still ha\e, no doubt highly 
efficient in the means employed but 
for a bad end. There might conccix- 
ably be schools for the education of 
[ criminals, with diligent students gain- 
i ing good grades in Pocket Picking 101, 
! Elementary Shopliftmg 102, Ad\aneed 
I Shoplifting 203, The Science of Bur- 
I glan,- 504, culminating in a Seminar 
I for Seniors in Police Evasion 350. 
Such courses might be well taught by 

competent professors all with ad- 
\anccd degrees from Aleatraz or Lea\- 
enworth; in a college splendidly 
cciuipped with laboratories and the 
latest technique in auditory-visual 
learning; with bright students carefully 
selected by criminal aptitude tests. It 
would be a college. It might howe\cr 
be doubted that it is a good college. 
It would give an education. It might 
however be doubted that it was a good 

'i'he point I am making is that a 
college cannot be c\aluated in terms 
of buildings, faculties, apparatus, the 
number of Ph.D.'s on the faculty or 
by teaehing-effieiency or by anything 
else if wc disregard aims, ends, objec- 
tives — in a word, ideals. I^r these arc 
all means to an end, and an end is an 
Ideal. We cannot avoid the question. 
WHiat is it for? \\'hat is the good 
of It? 

When we consider "practical" or 
"technical" education this question is 
easily answered. Let us take, for in- 
stance, the education gi\ en in a school 
of cookery, such as Fluffy Cake Acad- 
emy, an institution heavily endowed 
by the Pillsburv Foundation. The stu- 
dents of Fluffyeakc ha\c no doubt 
about \\'hy they are there. They arc 
taught to make wonderful cakes, light, 
fluff}', rich, fla\orsome, iced and dec- 
orated. How proudly they present 
their graduating thesis. How wise they 
were to choose this school. Thev ha\-e 
been educated. They have learned 
something — and something useful, 
tangible, edible. They ha\e been 
greatly improved. Formerly they were 
merely cooks. Now they are good 

I can go further. Girls get married 
and have husbands. Husbands are 
hungr\- beasts requiring to be fed 
often and fed well. I w^ould like to 
be the publicity agent for Fluff\eake 
Academv. I know exactly the sort of 
ad\ertising copy I would put out for 
the papers. In the form of the comic 
cartoon, of course. In one frame there 

would be a picture of a girl, sur- 
rounded b\ books, such as the Bible, 
Shakespeare, treatises of mathematics, 
etc. She would be frumpy; frowsy; 
wearing bluejeans and spectacles; with 
tousled hair; lonely; dejected; neg- 
lected; the third finger of her left hand 
conspicuously bare. She would be say- 
ing, "Ch, why didn't mother send me 
to I'luffycake." In the other frame, 
bright and beaming, neat and tidy, in 
a clean apron, the center of attraction, 
surrounded by handsome \oung men, 
a ten carat diamond sparkling on her 
finger, would be the other girl. The 
handsomest of the handsome young 
men would be gazing at her adoringly 
and saying "Isn't she a good cook," 
and she would be saying "How glad 
I am that I came to Fluffyeakc." 

What is wrong with this picture. 
In one sense nothing is wrong. Cakes 
are good. It is better to be a good 
cook than nothing at all, or a bad 
cook. Such useful education is good 
education. She has gained useful 
knowledge and useful skill; useful in 
terms of this end. 

So many of you want your sons and 
daughters to have a practical educa- 
tion. But \\hat does practical mean? 
Simply "useful," and the "useful" is a 
means to an end. But there are many 
ends of differing degrees of worth and 
what is useful for one end is useless 
and impractical for another. There is 
no "practical in general," and the 
word practical means nothing unless 
\ou define the end. Practical for what? 
The so-called practical education is 
specialized training in specialized skills 
and specialized knowledge, for special 
goods. Its aim is to produce good 
cooks, good secretaries, engineers, flute 
players, technical scientists. 

I do not despise this kind of educa- 
tion. It is, within its own limits, good 
education, and the aim is a worthy 
aim. It is part at least, of the concept 
of good education. But the question 
still remains. Is it the adequate ideal? 
Is good education no more than this? 

There is one very simple and, I 
think, \cry sound reason for rephing 
in the negatixc to this question. Edu- 
cation is the education of a human 
being. The two terms "good cook and 
good human being" are not synono- 
mous. A good cook might not be a 
good woman and conxersely a good 
woman might not be a good cook. No 
special skill and no combination of 
si:)ccial skills adds up to what we mean 
b\- a good human being. She might 
be a good cook and good housekeeper 
and sood t\pist and good pianist and 
still fall lamentabh' short of humanit\-. 

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Tliere is a real sense in \\hich man 
is e\'er more than the sum of his 
parts. No description of human na- 
ture is complete, if it smiply enu- 
merates the practical and special. It 
must include that unit> and identity 
upon which human worth depends 
and upon which the worth of the 
separate parts depends. For without 
their relation to this unit\-, the special 
parts are worthless. 

This is the insight of Emerson's 
famous American Scholar address, 
given o\er one hundred years ago but 
still \alid. He wrote eloquently "Man 
is not a farmer or a professor or an 
engineer, but he is all. Man is not 
priest or scholar or statesman or pro- 
ducer or soldier. In other words, 
man may perform any of these special 
functions but he is more than any of 
them or all of them. Without this 
sense of essential unity," Emerson 
continues, "man is metamorphosed 
into a thing, into many things: The 
planter, who is man sent out into the 
fields to gather food, when he sees his 
bushel and his cart and nothing be- 
vond, sinks into the farmer instead 
of man on the farm. The tradesman 
scareeh' e\er gi\es an ideal worth to 
his work but is ridden b\- the routine 
of his craft, his soul subject to dollars. 
The priest becomes a form, the attor- 
ney a statute book, the mechanic a 
machine, the sailor a rope of the ship." 

But this insight is much older than 
Emerson. Four hundred years before 
Christ, in Ancient Greece, a new 
t\pe of teacher appeared: teachers 
who professed to teach something 
more than skill in horseback riding, 
fighting in hea\-y armor or flute- 
pla\-ing. They w^ere called, somewhat 
scornfully. Sophists, from the Greek 
word Sophia (wisdom) and the name 
sophist might be translated "wise 
guys." Some of them were bad and 
brought the whole mo\ement into dis- 
repute. But the world owes much to 
them, since they were really the found- 
ers of cultural education. -The best 
of them, including Protagoras, had a 
really genuine insight. Plato repre- 
sents Socrates as asking Protagoras the 
question that I am asking you this 
morning. "What is the good of the 
kind of education that you give?" And 
Protagoras replies in effect, "I do not 
teach special arts for special ends — 
my aim is to make good men. On the 
first day that the student comes to me, 
he will return home a better man," 
and, in response to further question- 
ing, he adds, "my aim is to make bet- 
ter citizens." 

Notice the word "good" and "bet- 
ter" and that these terms are applied 
not to cooks or engineers but to men 
and citizens. 

This is the "cultural aim" as dis- 
tinct from the "technical aim." It is 
distinguished from the technical aim 
by the fact that its aim is essentially, 
the moral aim; good men and good 

Education is genuinely cultural just 
in so far as its aim is moral. 

In practice the fulfillment of this 
aim was sought through the teaching 
of music and gymnastics. But "mu- 
sic" included literature and poetn*, 
more especially the study of the great 
poets such as Homer and Hesiod. 

The poets such as Homer were, for 
the Greeks, almost a sacred literature, 
roughly equixalcnt to our Old Testa- 
ment. The poems set forth the early 
legendary history of the Greeks, and 
still more, portrayed the tribal heroes 
and the gods. They expressed a tra- 
dition and a culture; held up through 
the heroes and the gods patterns of 
great living, re\ealing the nature of 
nobility; arousing and defining ambi- 
tion to be like them. 

In addition to the teaching of the 
poets, Protagoras stressed the teaching 
of the manners, customs and laws of 
the city that represented the general 
moral consciousness of the city and, 
in addition to these, he suggests, the 
need for disciplinary measures — e\en 
for spanking. "The bent stick must 
be straightened of blows." 

Such subjects broadly correspond to 
the subjects, methods and aims of cul- 
tural education in our modern educa- 
tion, including history taught as na- 
tional tradition to arouse pride in 
country and patriotism; including 
great literature, transmitting the ex- 
perience of mankind, setting forth 
types of men, heroes and \illains, the 
good to be imitated, the bad to be ab- 
horred; including the arts of music and 
the dance, to stimulate imagination, 
to impart graces, to arouse and deepen 
refined emotions and through beauty 
to civilize the harsh, crude human in- 
stincts. I -can express this aim in one 
phrase. Its contrast to technical edu- 
cation; training in special skills for 
special good; its more general aim is 
the formation of character, training in 
good habits, in obedience to recog- 
nized moral customs." 

In the Victorian Age, this ideal in- 
formed the female academies and the 
finishing schools, to which young girls 
were sent to be trained to be ladies. 
In our day, Emily Post is one of its 

You will recognize this aim in such 
slogans as "social adjustment," "edu- 
cation for character," "education for 
citizenship," or even "moral and re- 
ligious education." It is essentially 

Again, I do not despise this. It is 
part of the notion of good education. 
But again the question may be asked 
"Is it the final aim? Is it an adequate 

What is valid in this ideal, is that 
good education must ever be more 
than technical. It must be moral edu- 
cation and its aim, the moral aim. 
This is the principle shared h)' both 
Protagoras and Socrates. But a new 
question arises at this point. \Vhat is 
the moral? ^^'hat is a moral man and 
a good citizen and a good society? 

The most usual concept of the 
moral is that con\eyed by the deri\a- 
tion of the term itself. It is derived 
from the Latin word which means 
"custom." The Greeks equi\alent 
"ethical" is from ethos — with the 
same meaning. It is a definition of 
moralib,' which condemns as an im- 
moral person the Jesus who notori- 
ously, for the sake of something higher 
than custom, for truth beyond ac- 
cepted belief, disregarded the mores 
of his time and culture and departed 
radically from orthodox religious be- 

"For the sake of something higher 
than custom." That there is some- 
thing higher is the insight of the lib- 
eral ideal. It is the insight of Socrates. 
The simple insight that makes it 
sheerly impossible that the cultural 
aim can be final. 

What is this insight? Simply, the 
general common recognition that at 
least some customs are bad customs; 
some laws, unjust laws; some beliefs, 
untrue. To recognize this is to recog- 
nize that there are higher principles 
of morality, justice and truth, over 
and abo\e the manners of our society, 
our culture, the beliefs of our time; 
principles by which all these are to be 
judged. Truth is abo\e belief since 
not all beliefs are true; justice is not 
identified with the actual law, since 
not all laws are just; the moral and the 
good arc above the conventional and 
the eustomar\, since some customs are 

The great forward mo\ements of 
mankind ha\e come from great in- 
di\ iduals who refused to take accepted 
beliefs and practices as final. The 
great prophets of the Old Testament 
denounced the accepted practices. 

{Continued on Page 10) 

Winter, 1955 

Dr. \\'illiani R. Mueller, assistant 
professor of English at Woman's Col- 
lege, has been a\\ardcd a Ford Foun- 
dation faculty fellowship for 1953-54, 
chosen by the Fund for the Ad\anee- 
ment of Education as one of 2 
American scholars to reeei\e the 

, The Woman's College teacher has 
chosen to use his fellowship for study 
at the Yale Graduate School's Depart- 
ment of Religion. He will study in 
three main fields. Old Testament Lit- 
erature, Christian and social ethics, 
and systematic theology. He also hopes 
to minister to a small Congregational 
Christian church during the year. 

Dr. Mueller will return to teach at 
Woman's College in the fall of 1954. 
During the coming summer and next 
summer he will stud\' at Union Theo- 

logical Seminary, continuing work he 
has done there during the past two 

Dr. Mueller, 36-year-old native of 
Baltimore, has been a consistent con- 
tributor to literary journals, and dur- 
ing the past year has published a 
monograph, "The Anatomy of Robert 
Bruton's England," published by the 
Uni\ersity of California Press, and was 
co-editor of a Ijook of essays in honor 
of Edmund Spencer, 16th Century 
poet, and editor of another book, "Ed- 
mund Spencer Criticism," published 
by the Syracuse Uni\ersity Press and 
the Johns Hopkins Press, respectively. 

The two Spencer books were the 
only ones published this }'car during 
the 400th anni\ersary of the poet's 
birth. Dr. Mueller has been particu- 
larly interested in certain theological 


aspects presented in sixteenth century 

The son of Mr. and Mrs. William 
H. Mueller, Roland Park Apartments, 
Baltimore, Dr. Mueller is a 1939 
magna cum laude graduate of Prince- 
ton. Studying English literature at 
Har\ard, he receixed the M.A. and 
Ph.D. degrees in 1939 and 1942. He 
was in the Naval Reserve during 
1942-1946, and taught at Williams 
College from 1946 to 1948, and at 
Santa Barbara College of the Univer- 
sity of California until he came to 
\\'oman's College in 1951. 

Dr. and Mrs. Mueller ha\e two 
young children, a daughter and a son. 

The new Anna M. Go\e lnfirmar>- which will probably be ready for use in 

the Fall. The building is located in the wooded section northeast of \\^eil- 

Winfield and north of Mendenhall-Ragsdale Halls. 

Plioto h\ \. A. Wilkinson, director of Woman's College News Bureau 




The four societies of Woman's Col- 
lege — -Adelphian, Cornelian, Dikean 
and Alctheian — were abolished b\- 
\ ote of the student body on Tuesda\-, 
March 3, 1953, at a mass meeting 
in Aycock Auditorium. 

For many years the question has 
been raised as to the real value of the 
Societies as they functioned today, 
and \otes ha\e been taken periodically 
as to whether or not to keep them. 

In \ iew^ of the fact that most of the 
activities which had been in the pro\- 
ince of the Societies had long since 
been taken o\er by other organiza- 
tions and departments, the students 
felt the societies performed no real 
function. As a tribute to the fine work 
done by the societies in the earlier 
years of our College, a history of the 
growth and dexelopment of the so- 
cieties will be published in the Klum- 
nae News at a later date. The Editor 
will be happy to ha\e Alumnae send 
in interesting incidents depicting the 
influential role the societies played in 
College life so that the stor\- of the 
societies can be accurate as well as 


The' Alumnae News 


Miss Helen Lee Pickard, assistant 
purchasing agent at \\'oman's Col- 
lege for thirty years, died Monday, 
February 16, 1953, following an ill- 
ness of five davs. 

liberal ^ducatioi\^ 

Address by Dr. Thomas Procter 

Helen Lee Pickard 

In memory of Miss Pickard her 
friends ha\e established the Helen 
Pickard Memorial Loan Fund at the 
college which on April 17 amounted 
to S1200. 

Miss Pickard attended Greensboro 
College and after working only a short 
time at Armour Fertilizer Company 
in Greensboro, joined the staff at 
Woman's College in October 1923. 
She was secretary to the late Mr. 
W. H. Livers, business manager; Mr. 
C. E. Teague, business manager and 
later assistant comptroller; and to Mr. 
John C. Lockhart, who is at present 
the assistant comptroller at \\''oman's 

In her quiet, unassuming way. Miss 
Pickard served the college faithfully 
and well. Her devotion to duty and 
her extreme loyalty were forcefully 
demonstrated in the numberless over- 
time hours and days she spent at her 
desk. Her graciousness and her co- 
operati\e spirit were alwavs in evi- 
dence and no request was ever too 
small or too great to receive her full 
attention. Her patience, her tolerance, 
her friendliness, her complete un- 
selfishness, and her thoughtfulness of 
others, were a constant source of in- 
spiration to all who knew her. 

Such a life of selfless devotion is a 
benediction to her colleagues, her fam- 
ily, and her many friends. 

(Continued from Page 

Jesus violated the conventions of his 
society, even though they were held 
to be sacred. In ancient Athens, Soc- 
rates was the relentless critic of many 
of the religious beliefs in the sacred 
pages of Homer. Jesus was crucified. 
Socrates was poisoned. It is well for 
mankind always to remember that. 

Both Protagoras and Socrates were 
moral teachers but with wideh' differ- 
ing notions of what teaching is. This 
difference may be expressed in the dif- 
ference between the two words "in- 
doctrination" and "education." The 
teacher as indoctrinator, has a doctrine 
and seeks to impress it indelibly on 
the minds of the student. Socrates 
was in this sense of the word not a 
teacher but an educator in the deriva- 
ti\c sense of the word — not putting 
something into the mind, but educat- 
ing, leading out of the mind. "I ha\e 
nothing to teach," he says of himself. 
"My business is to bring other people's 
thoughts to birth and to test them." 
His persistent questioning revealed to 
his students their confusion of 
thought; made them aware of their 
ignorance. But when once they were 
purged from the conceit of wisdom, 
thinking that they were wise when 
they were not wise, they could ad- 
\ance towards greater clarity, more 
penetrati^'e insights, more vivid reali- 
zation of the \alues upon which civili- 
zation rests. They were changed from 
those who obey because of fear to 
those who accept because of rational 
insight; changed from mere conform- 
ists to wise citizens. 

This is what I mean by the liberal 
education. I distinguish it from "gen- 
eral education" which does indeed 
contrast with special education, but 
often only 'in terms of some course 
or courses added to the curriculum. 
The matter goes much deeper than 
courses or credits. I can conceive of 
genera] education courses that might 
be illiberal, whereas a special course 
gi\en by a teacher such as A. N. 
Whitehead even on such a barren sub- 
ject as cockroaches, would be a liberal 

Liberal education is often expressed 
in the slogan — "Teaching students to 
think for themselves." This does con- 

vey the contrast with dogmatic teach- 
ing and the mere acceptance of the 
traditional. It recognizes that we are 
indi\iduals and that dogmatism, of 
any sort, produces onh' that "mass 
man" which is the totalitarian ideal — 
an ideal which is unfortunately not 
confined to Russia. 

But "thinking for oneself" is also 
an inadequate formula, for it suggests 
the e\'eri worse dogmatism of the cling- 
ing to our own opinions, whate\er 
they may happen to be, simply be- 
cause they are our own. 

In one sense thinking is always 
"thinking for oneself." But in so far 
as it is really "thinking" it means the 
testing of our opinions by the com- 
mon standards of truth. If social be- 
liefs are not necessarily true or the 
acts of society necessarily right; neither 
are indi\idual beliefs always true or 
indixidual acts right. Truth and jus- 
tice are above both. 

^^^lat are these common standards 
of Truth? They are the standards of 
the Law Courts wherever there is jus- 
tice; the standards of science, wher- 
c\cr it is not decreed science. They 
imply ( 1 ) Humble and scrupulous re- 
gard for fact and e\idence — not the 
part that suits us or supports our 
prejudices but all the evidence. (2) 
Clear thinking that seeks unambig- 
uous terms and clear propositions and 
( 3 ) The requirements that systems of 
propositions should be internally con- 
sistent since contradictions, being non- 
sense, cannot possibly be true. Think- 
ing is essentially free thinking; free 
to obser\e without preconceptions; 
free to reach the conclusions that fact 
and consistency require; free from all 
external dictation of tradition, church 
or state. There is no other thinking 
that is really thinking except free 
thinking in this sense. 

But free thinking does not mean 
the liberty to think just anything that 
you want to think. Thinking imposes 
upon us a most rigid discipline; a dis- 
cipline that is inherent in the nature 
of Truth itself. To claim that one's 
beliefs are sure and that we have the 
right to belie\e them is to claim that 
they conform to the standards of 
Truth. Tliese standards of Truth are 
not the same as "conformity to our 

Winter, 1953 


prejudices," or even ■'conformity to 
the accepted beliefs" of any group. 

1 am suggesting that the final aim 
of education goes beyond training in 
skills or the imparting of knowledge 
or any kind of indoctrination. The 
final aim is to produce a certain kind 
of person with a certain kind of atti- 
tude. The best name for this attitude 
is Reasonableness. Education is lib- 
eral in so far as it produces reasonable 
people who are willing to accept facts, 
all facts, even awkward facts; who are 
willing to submit tlieir opinions to 
discussion which does not c\ade cjues- 
tions e\en the a\\kward questions; 
who are willing to listen and to learn 
from many teachers; who do not wish 
to dominate others or to force their 
opinions upon them, but who are de- 
voted to search for Truth, the Truth 
that is abo\e all of us and greater 
than any of us. Such a man does not 
engage in the battle for men's mind; 
he is not a propagandist; he seeks to 
win no personal \ietory that may be 
the defeat of truth. For he acknowl- 
edges that ideals of Truth and Justice 
as sovereign o\er him. 

This attitude has never been better 
expressed than in the words of Soc- 
rates when discussing the issues on 
which e\en his dearest hopes de- 
pended: "Agree with me if what I say 
seems to be true, but if not withstand 
me might and main lest I deeei\c you 
as well as myself in my enthusiasm 
and like the bee leave my sting in 
you ere I die." 

Reasonableness is the one truly so- 
cial factor making it possible for in- 
dividuals to remain their truest sehes 
yet li\e together in societies. It is 
the best name for the truly moral. 
For what is morality except reasonable 
living. It is in its humility, its trans- 
cending of the narrow self, akin to 
love. Indeed it is the intellectual term 
that for that objectixe and other-re- 
garding attitude for which Love is the 
emotional name. 

There is constant pressure on edu- 
cational institutions to turn them 
either into merely technical institu- 
tions or into institutions of propa- 
ganda for some special economic, po- 
litical or religious interests. This is 
not the function of the college. Ours 
is the function not of supporting the 
existing, but of transforming the exist- 
ing in the light of the ideals of Truth 
and Justice. Our colleges should be 
the places where e\en the most hotly 
controversial issues can be calmly dis- 
cussed by competent men who desire 
to know Truth and to act Justlv, free 
from all dictation and from all fear 

except the fear of being unreasonable. 
There is no hope for the world if 
education is merely for technical skills 
useful in making a living apart from 
moral purpose. Nor is there any hope 
if education is merely dogmatic and 
propagandist. There remains then, 
only the clash of rival propagandas 
each striving to close mind against 
any other dtietrinc, with no common 
good, splitting the community of man- 
kind into vvarrnig groups that cannot 
understand each other or even talk to 
each other. \\'ithout training in rea- 

sonable thinkuig there is no safeguard 
against the assault on mind or soul by 
whatever totalitarian system controls 
the press, radio, and television and the 

Liberal education, reasonableness, 
is the very essence of democracy. Its 
importance is at any rate clearly seen 
by all the enemies of democracy. It 
is the first target for their attack. 
They well know that'thcy can succeed 
onh' if the liberal education is first 

Sara Lou Debnam 'SO 
writes from Japan — 

It's a wonderful place. The country is 
beautiful and, contrary to the average per- 
son's conception, the Japanese people are 
grand — not at all the slant-eyed, sneaking, 
fanatic, fiends we were led to believe they 
were during the last war. They are won- 
derful people — the most sincerely polite 
people I have ever met. They woula rather 
agree with you that black is white than 
to insult you by saying it isn't. That is 
something I have had to get used tc but 
I like it and I think Americans could 
afford to take a few lessons from them. 

I have picked up quite a bit of Japa- 
nese, and almost all of the people can 
speak at least a few words in English, so 
between us, we converse like natives — 
natives of what, I don't know, but we 
converse, nevertheless. 

I am stationed at Camp Wood on the 
Southernmost island, called Kyushu, and 
the camp is near a town called Kumamoto. 
I'd say the town is about half the size of 
Greensboro, but the population is 30,000. 
You can see why they would be in search 
of more land. Camp Wood is a beautiful 
post — we like to refer to it as the "Coun- 
try Club of lapan". When I was in Se- 
attle, I met a girl from New Jersey who 
was coming over, too. We saw Seattle 
together and then, by some strange co- 
incidence were put in the same cabin on 
the ship. We had a wonderful time all 
the way over (no seasickness, either") and 
then prepared to say farewell in "\'oko 
hama. However, we were both sent to the 
Southwest Command, where we again 
made all of our fond farewells. You can 
imagine our and delight when we 
were both assigned to Camp Wood — she 

as my boss! We live together now and 
run the club together and are havmg a 
wonderful time. Every one on the post 
is convinced we're absolutely crazy, but 
since we know that we are, we don't mind. 

As I told you before, I'm with Army 
Special Services as Recreation Leader, and 
the job has proved itself beyond all my 
expectations. It is truly wonderful! There 
are the two of us filling the job of 4, and 
we put in around 70 or 80 hours a week, 
but it's work that you don't mind doing 
so the hours don't bother you. I think I 
am happier than I have ever been before 
and plan to remain in the work until that 
future date when maybe I have the op 
portnnity to settle down. 

Everv- day brings something new and 
different — never two days alike. I think, 
so far, the most interesting thing that 
has happened is when I took a tour of 
boys (enlisted men of the 187 Airborne 
Regimental Combat Team) up to Mount 
Aso, a huge and active volcano. It was 
really fascinating. We all went halt way 
down into the crater and then several of 
the bovs started the rest of the wav' down. 
^^ ell. I just couldn't stand it, so I made 
them wait for me. We went all the way 
down, within 20 feet of the actual mouth 
of the crater where all the steam and 
sulphur was coming out. You could see 
down in the hole and it was actually red 
hot. What a wonderful sight! Coming 
back up was a different story. It was 
almost like sealing a wall! Several times 
we thought we couldn't make it. but 
eventually we did and when we got to the 
top there was a huge crowd of Japanese 
standing around. Thev- took our picture, 
name, etc., and told me I was "Ber>' 
Brabe" — I found out later that thev were 


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making all that to do o\er it because it 
seems that there has never been another 
woman to go all the way down before. 
What a jolt! Had I known that I prob- 
ably never would have gone. Made his- 
tor>- and didn't e\en know it! It was 
fun, though, and something else to write 
home about, so well worth the effort. But 
never again! 

\\'e've just finished oR our first Christ- 
mas overseas and it was very nice. Rough, 
but nice. I talked to my family Tuesday 
night and that made e^■erything perfect. 
It's amazing — 10,000 miles away and I 
could hear them perfectly. That, of 
course, was the best thing about Christ- 

I don't know ho\\ much longer we 
will be here at Camp \\'ood. but the 
previous record seems to be five months 
and we're out to break it; we've been 
here four months already. If the boys in 
the .\irborne here go back to Korea, then 
we will more than likely be transferred. 
When that time comes, then we're going 
to Korea also. They won't let us stay 
here indefinitely, so I figure that within 
six months I should be in Korea. I'm 
ven' anxious to go, so it can't be too soon 
for me. 

I could write on and on about Japan 
and the things that happen over here. 
You may be the first to read my book 
and learn all about it!! Please give my 
regards to everyone at W. C, and in 
case anyone is interested my address is 
Special Services Section, ASC 47 APO 37, 
c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, Cahf. 
Girls are needed desperately over here 
for this work, so if some recruitmg can 
be done on the side, we'd appreciate it. 
All you need is a college education, just 
a little experience in recreation, and the 
interest. The Army does the rest. 

News from Local 

Alumnae Chapters 

Atlanta Chapter 

The Atlanta chapter of Woman's Col- 
lege alumnae met on January 20, at the 
home of Frances Horton Burroughs '42, 
with nine members present. 

The group discussed the details for 
the Fashion Show-Tea which was given 
February 14 by the J. P. Allen Store un- 
der the direction of Annie Braswell Rowe 
'41 and Bootsie Webb Smith '47. 

All proceeds of the tea go to the 
group's Eunice Kirkpatrick Rankin Schol- 
arship Fund which helps maintain k Geor- 
gia girl at the Woman's College. 

Dorothy Martel '51 

Columbia, S. C. 

Tlie Richland County Chapter of 
Woman's College Alumnae met January 
13, at the home of Margaret Herring 
Mask '27. The highlight of the evening 
was an auction with items for sale sup- 

plied by each member. The proceeds 
from the auction were sent to the Stu- 
dent Aid Fund at the college. 

The group had a grand time raising 
the monc)' and thinking about the pur- 
pose of the auction made us doubly 
pleased. There was a large variety of 
Items put up for sale — everything from 
jam, candy dishes, coasters and gloves to 
a few items which were gift-wrapped and 
bought as a "pig-in-the-bag". 

Elizabeth Laughridge '46, 

Durham County 

The Durham County Chapter of the 
Alumnae Association of the Woman's 
College of the University of North Caro- 
lina held their spring dinner meeting on 
March 25, 1<^)53, in the Civic Room at 
Harvey's Cafeteria in Durham. Edna 
Carpenter Baker presided over the meet- 
ing which was attended bv fortv alumnae. 

Children of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Bardolph wjio 
is on leave of absence from the college this 
year. Dr. Bardolph is studying at Harvard. 
The children are seated on the stone marking 
the Battle of Lexington. 


Pictured above, back row, left to right: Jean Dickey, Chairman of the Nominating 
Committee; Edna Carpenter Baker, Outgoing President; Mary Elizabeth Suitt, 
new Treasurer; Frances Chitty Hinnant, new Secretary. Front row, left to right: 
Mrs. James W. Painter; Margaret White Umstead, new President; Mr. James W. 


Winter, 195; 


Geraldine Williams gave the invoca- 
tion, and after dinner presented a musical 
program. Vocal selections were sung by 
Ulster Frances Bagwell '49 and Nancy 
Atkins Heldman '51, accompanied by 
Doris (can Thomas '50. 

The report of the nominating commit- 
tee was given by fean Dickey, Chairman. 

New officers elected to serve for the 
next vear are: President, Margaret White 
Umstcad '38; Vice-President, Et.a May 
Godwin Lowe '37: Secretary, Frances 
Chitty Hinnant '44; Treasurer, Mary Eliz- 
abeth Suitt Hall '39. 

Officers for the past >ear were as fol- 
lows: President, Edna Carpenter Baker 
'38; \^ice-President, Geraldine Wall Wil- 
liams '44; Secretary, Dixie Dean Grumpier 
'51; Treasurer, Josephine Whitley '44. 

The alumnae present introduced them- 
selves and gave their present "occupation". 
Special guests for the mcetins were Mr. 
and Mrs. James W. Painter of the English 
faculty of Woman's College. Both of 
them brought greetings from the college, 
and Mr. Painter gave an entertaining ac- 
count of current activities at the college. 
lie brought us up-to-date on the building 
additions, changes in faculty, discussed the 
evaluation program of faculty and curricu- 
lum, and read some of his modern poetry. 

The group discussed the evaluation pro- 
grams at the college and wanted to go 
on record as favoring a questionnaire to 
be sent to alumnae in connection with 
the evaluation of curriculum. They 
thought that due to faculty changes, it 
would not be worthwhile to question 
alumnae on the faculty program, but that 
alumnae would definitely be qualified to 
participate in an evaluation of curriculum. 
The group voted unanimously in favor of 
this and instructed the secretary to write 
their suggestions to the Alumnae Board of 
Trustees with a request that this be con- 

Dixie Dean Crnmpler 

Lenoir County 

October Meeting 

The Woman's College Lenoir County 
Alumnae Chapter met October 7, 1952, 
at the Baptist Church in Kinston for a din- 
ner meeting with Mrs. Frances Dudley, 
president, presiding. After the singing of 
the college song, Mrs. J. H\man Mew- 
borne (Bessie Sims '98) presented the in- 
vocation. Thirty-five alumnae were present 
for the Founder's Day meeting which had 
Dr. Edv.ard Kidder Graham, Chancellor 
of Woman's College, as speaker. 

Mrs. Eleanor Hill Smith presented Dr. 
Graham who very enthusiastically brought 
the group a message, "Founder's Day — ■ 
the Morning After". He spoke of the 
spirit on the campus, personnel changes, 
plans for the future, the budget, and the 

OiScers elected at the meeting were 
Sarah Henderson Cox '36, president; 
Eleanor Hill Smith, vice-chairman; Emma 
(Holmes) Brooks, secretary; and Annie 
Laurie Lowrey '46, treasurer. Frances 
Pully Phillips '31 gave a report on the 
Alumnae Fund and its function. 

February Meeting 

The Woman's College Alumnae of 
Lenoir County held a dinner meeting 
February 11, at the Hotel Kinston with 

Mr. Charles W. Phillips, Public Relations 
Director of Woman's College as guest 

Sarah Henderson Cox, chairman, pre- 
sided and Mrs. W. T. Moseley ga\e the 
invocation. Leah Mosele>- '41 introduced 
Mr. Phillips who described changes which 
have taken place at the institution during 
the past few years. New buildings include 
the library, home economics, physical edu 
cation and student union buildings, and 
the addition of a v\ing to the science 
building. He told the group about the 
recent \'isit of Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt to 
the campus, and of other campus events. 

The alumnae decided to have a picnic 
in the Spring to entertain girls who plan 
to go to Woman's College. 

Mecklenburg Chapter 

The Charlotte and Mecklenburg Coun- 
ty alumnae gave a tea January 31, 1953, 
honoring the students from that area who 
are now attending Woman's College. The 
tea was held at the home of Castelloe 
Bland Denton '29. Margaret Duckworth 
Palmer was chairman of the event. A 
picture taken at the tea appeared in a 
Charlotte paper and pictured Mrs. Den- 
ton, Mrs. Palmer, Mrs. J. Preston Wil- 
liams (X'irginia Alverson, class of '40) presi- 
dent of Charlotte alumnae, and Miss Bar- 
bara Harris, president of the Students' 
Association of Mecklenburg Countv. 

of Trustees. President Gray gave a stimu- 
lating talk explaining the immensity of 
the Consolidated University from the 
standpoint of educational opportunities, 
the human element, functions, and as a 
guardian and perpetuation of truth. He 
also mentioned several outstanding activi- 
ties of the institutions' many departments 
to support a contention that the Consoli- 
dated Unuersity is attempting to fulfill 
its obligations and responsibilities to the 
people of North Carolina. 

In his concluding remarks, Mr. Gray 
asserted that university administrators are 
conscious that "we are not free of imper- 
fections. We constantly ask ouiselves 
where are the imperfections and ineffi- 
ciencies and how can they be remedied.'^ 
At this point he asked alumni to serve as 
critical appraisers in promoting the con- 
tinued growth and progress of the state's 
three consolidated educational institutions. 

Special guests included: Spike Saunders 
of Chapel Hill, secretary of the General 
Alumni Association; I''. Edgar Thomas, 
Jr. of Chapel Hill, field representative of 
the Alumni Association; Miss Em Austin, 
of Tarboro, former trustee and representa- 
ti\'e of the Woman's College Alumnae 
Association; L. L. Ray of Raleigh, director 
of the State College Foundation; and 
J G. \'ann of Raleigh, comptroller of 
State College, and Kay Kyser, former 
band leader of Chapel Hill. 

This was the first combined alumni 
meeting held in Rocky Mount, and it 
gave a greater feeling of unity. The 
group is looking forward to more meet- 
ings of this kind. 

Corinne (Etheridge) Landis '51 

Nash County Consolidated 
University Alumni Meeting 

The alumni of the Consolidated Uni- 
\ersity of North Carolina held a dinner 
meeting at the Ricks Hotel in Rocky 
Mount January 14. with approximately 
200 guests attending the dinner. 

The guest speaker was Gordon Gray, 
President of the Consolidated University 
of North Carolina, who was introduced 
by Mr. Thomas J. Pearsall of Rocky 
Mount, a member of the Uni\ersity Board 

New Hanover County 

1 lie New Hano\er Chapter of Wom- 
an's College Alumnae had their annual 
dinner meeting at the Cape Fear Hotel 
Dining Room, Thursday, January 22. Mrs. 
Josephine Schaeffer, head of the Place- 
ment Bureau at Woman's College, and 
Mrs. Ruth Abbott Clarke '31, Coordinator 


Shown above at the Alumnae Meeting in Wilmington are. left to right: Rosemary 

Sweeney Hayden '52; Ruth Abbott Clark '31, Coordinator of Religious .\ctivities'. 

Woman's College; Josephine Schaeffer, Placement Officer at Woman's College; 

Annette Bridgers Dulaney '41; and Nancy Osteen Quigley '48. 


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^f Religious Acti\ities, were the principal 
speakers. Annette Bridges Duiane\' '41 and 
Nancy Osteen Ouigley "4S as co-chair- 
men had charge of the dinner. Janet 
^^'eil Blumenthal ga\e the ni\ocation at 
the beginning of the dinner. 

Mrs. Schacffer. introduced by Rosemar}- 
Sweeney Ha>xien '^2. ga\e a clear insight 
into the important work of the place- 
ment bureau m securing good jobs for 
the school's graduates, listing some of the 
fields into \\hich \\'oman's College stu- 
.dents go: teaching, social work, commer- 

cial art, and language interpreting as some 
of them. In summing up her taik, Mrs. 
SchaefTcr urged the aid of the local chap- 
ters of a'.umnae in sending in employers' 
or firms' names who would be interested 
in Woman's College graduates. 

Mrs. Clarke toid the group of the very 
active religious program now being con- 
ducted at the CO. lege. Some of the plans 
included an Inter-Faith Forum which was 
held in February, and the re\italizing of 
Y\VC.\ work on the campus. 

J^ewsfwm tkeMumnae 


liverlasting President 
Mrs. M. H. Willis 
(Rosalind Sheppard) 
675 ^^ est End Blvd. 
Winston-Salem. N. C. 

Oberia Rogers Padgitt writes from Los 
Angeles, Calif., that she has been ill for 
-ever a }.ear but that she is much better 
now. She sends her good wishes to those 
M the college. 


Xlverlasting President 
Mrs. Wade Barrier 
(Mittie P. Lewis) 
Box 1434, \\ ilmington, N. C. 

Avila (Lindsay) Lowe was hostess to her 
^tudy club, the Club of the Twelve, at 
the \\ Oman's College Social Science 
Forum, No\-ember 22, 1952. Nine of the 
members attended the forum and had 
lunch in the college dining hall. They 
were joined at lunch bv blisses Annie 
Petty, Mary Petty, Clara Byrd 'H. and 
lone Grogan '26. 


Everlasting President 
Mrs. Julius Cone 
(Laura ^^'eill) 
11)30 Summit Ave. 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Marion (Stevens) Hood was recently re- 
elected president of the Raleigh YWCA. 
Mrs. Hood was also elected to the Board 
of Directors of the organization. 


Everlasting President 
Mrs. S. S. Coe 
(Verta Idol) 
219 Ililkrest Dr. 
High Point, N. C. 

Sallie Sumner writes from Charlotte: 
■"I am now the Executive Director of the 
YWC.\ of Charlotte. I am enjoying 
working in my natiNc state, renewing old 
acquaintances, and making new friends." 
Her address is YWCA, 418 E. Trade St., 
Charlotte 2. N. C. 


E\er^asting President 

Mrs. F. I. Rvpins 

(Ruth Roth)' 

6l3 Woodland Dri\e 

Greensboro, N. C. 

Gladys (Emerson) Emerson has moved 
from Burbank, Cal., to 4427^2 Moorpark 
Way, North Hollywood, Calif. 


Everlasting President 
Mrs. W. B. Richardson 
(Marie Lineberger) 
244 Maple Anc. 
Reidsvillc, N. C. 

Inabelle Colenia-i is li\ing in Formosa 
as a missionary for the First Baptist 
Church, Greensboro. In addition to her 
work for the church, she teaches courses 
in English and journalism at the Uni\er- 
sity of Formosa and conducts a Bible class 
for the Foreign Affairs officers of the gov- 
ernment of Formosa. Her address is 15 
Lane 52, Sec. 2, East Ho Ping Road, 
Taipch, Taiwan, Formosa. 

Annie Bell (Harrington) Rice sends the 
following news of the class of 1918: 

Vivian (Draper) Farmer, Ashland, Ky., 
has a son who finished Georgia Tech last 

Mabel (Smith) Draper is Ining in Boy- 
kins, \'a. Her son and oldest daughter 
are married and her >oungcr daughter is 
teaching. She has four grandchildren. 


Everlasting President 
Mrs. C, P-arker Poole 
(Mildred Harrington) 

Fort Bragg Rd. 
Fayettevillc, N. C. 

Rosa Oliver is the librarian at Marshall 
College, Huntington, \\'. \'a., and lives 
at I53IV2 6th Ave., Huntington. 


E\'erlasting President ^ 

Mrs. A. II. Lathrop 
(Virginia Terrell) 
4 Woodlmk Road, Asheville, N. C. 

Carrie Brittain is librarian at Davis- 
Elkins College, Elkins, W. \^a. She at- 

tended the West \'irginia Library meet- 
ing at Kc\ser, \\\ \'a., last fall w4iich 
l^osa Oliver '21 attended also. 

Ann Little Maseniore reports that Ber- 
tha (Drew) Harris is now living in Wake 

Pearl (Knight) Biggs li\es at 461 N. E. 
SSth St., Miami 38, Fla. She teaches 
first grade at the Biscayne Elementary 
School at Miami Beach. 


Everlasting President 
Mrs. J. C. Kesler 
(Ethel Royal) 

833 Lockland Ax'cnue 
W^inston-Salem, N. C. 

Sue (Ervin) Pulver '24 is living in 
Exeter, N, H., with her two junior high 
aged daughters while her husband, who 
is with Na\al Intelligence, is in Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Ruth Wilson '24 is the head of the 
building committee for the Y.\\ .C.A. in 
Raleigh in addition to her many other 
community actixities. 


Everlasting President 

Mrs. John E. Bridgers, Jr. 
(Elizabeth DuflEv) 
1412 West Lake Drive 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Polly (Duffy) Bridgers attended the 
meetings of the American Psychological 
Association which were held in ^^'ashing- 
ton in October. She and Mrs. Alice Zim- 
merman of the \\'oman's College faculty 
attended a luncheon honoring Dr John 
I''. Dashiell, professor of psychology at the 
Uni\-ersit>- of North Carolina. He was 
presented a siUer platter bearing the 
names of many of his former students. 


Everlasting President 
Susan Borden 

111 South George St. 
Goldsboro, N. C. 

Daphine Doster has been selected as 
temporary Dean of Nursing to organize 
a collegiate school of nursing at the Uni- 
versity of ,\rkansas. Miss Doster is a 
graduate of Johns Hopkins School of 
Nursing, recei\-ed her B. S. degree from 
the \\'oman's College, and her Master of 
Public Health from the University of 
Minnesota. For the past three years she 
has been regional public health nurse con- 
sultant for the Federal Public Health 


Everlasting President 
Minnie Walker 

Cabarrus Count\- Hospital 
Concord, N. C. 

Ina (Stamper) Smith lives in Tarrytown, 
N. Y. The Stampers have two daughters. 
She formerly worked in a hospital there. 


Everlasting President 
Vir-inia Kirknatrick 
1618 Iredell Drive, Raleigh, N. C. 

Kathryn (Brown) Hodgkin who has been \ 
organist at Grace Methodist Church, 

Winter, 1953 


Greensboro, for the past thirteen years, 
last August attended the Organ Institute, 
Andover, Mass. She was one of thirty 
organ students selected from the United 
States and Canada, In October she was 
asked to give a recital dedicating the new 
organ at the Mt. Zion E\angelical and 
Reformed Church, China Grove. 

Anna Higgs (Griffith) Holloman writes 
that she and her husband have started 
a new enterprise, a country store. "It is 
really a country store. Everything from 
beefsteak to nails and overalls, molasses, 
gasoline — and what have you". Their son 
is now serxing in Korea. He is the hus- 
band of Jane Moore '52 who is dietitian 
at Cobb Memorial Hospital, Columbus, 

Ehzabetli Sneed writes that she and Ila 
Hensley are both enjoying teaching in a 
new building in Hamlet. They plan to 
be at the W'oman's College for com- 
mencement at which time both will re- 
cei\e master's degrees. 

Blanche (Raper) Zimmerman lives at 
912 Madison .\\e., Winston-Salem, where 
her husband is connected \\'ith Duke 
Power Co. She teaches in one of the 
county high schools. The Zimmermans 
ha\e two children — a boy and a girl. 


Everlasting President 

Mrs. J. S. McAlister (Betty Sloan) 
18 Roosevelt Rd., Maplewood, X. J. 

Mary Jarrett is teaching science at 
Hayes\ille High School. 

Elizabeth (Lassiter) Jolly's address is 
c./o DcSoto PKinouth Co., Concord, N. C. 

Anne (Sharp) Harrison is now in the 
Near East for a period of two months to 
study archeology-. 

INlary Walker is teaching at Appalachian 
State 'I'cachcrs College. She spent a very 
enjoxable Christmas \acation with her 
brother and family at Muscle Shoals, Ala. 


Everlasting President 

Mrs. John E. Sockwell, Jr. 

(Jane Wharton) 

414 Church St., Greensboro, N. C. 

Miriam (Block) Lubin writes that her 
famih' will soon be mo\ing to a new home 
in Siher Springs, Md. Her daughters, 
Beth and Joan, took an active part in 
helping select the colors, etc., for the 
new house. 

Margaret (Fawcett) Montien and her 
husband are traveling in Europe this year. 

Ophelia (Jernigan) McLaughlin \isited 
in Greensboro during the Christmas sea- 
sou. ". . . it is wonderful to get back to 
the college and hear all the news. My 
plane trip here is a Christmas gift from 
my husband, and I am enjoying every 
minute of it! There are so many new 
buildings which are a pleasure to see and 
there is so much to enjoy." 

Nellie Wheeler has organized a school 
for deaf and exceptional children in 
Greensboro. Prior to starting her own 
school she was connected with the Cere- 
bral Palsy School in Greensboro, and the 
North Carolina School for the Deaf, Mor- 

Terry Vance and his dog. Jeri-y is tlie son of 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry V. Vance (Mary Fowle 

Perry '31) 


Everlasting President 
Mrs. R. L. D. Hood 
(Avery McConnell) 
Matthews, N. C. 

Lib (Dover) Holcomb has recently 
moved from Wmston-Salem to Columbia, 
S. C. Her address is 4-A Pinccrest Court. 


Everlasting President 
Mrs. Harold Smith 
(Mildred Brunt) 

Apt. 608, 2121 \'irginia .Avenue 
N. W., Washington, D. C. 

Born to Dr. and Mrs. Paul R. Maulden 
(Julia Watson) of Kannapolis, a third 
child, Paul Jr., on Nov. 3, 1952. The 
other two children are Gilbertine 1 5, and 
Kerry Arnold 11. Last fall, Mrs. Maulden 
was elected vice-president of Region VI, 
Girl Scouts of America. Prior to that, she 
was chairman of the regional group. In 
October the National Field Conference 
met at the Maulden farm, near Asheville, 
with delegates from twelve regions, 

Laura (Jarrett) McGlamery is leaching 
math and coaching the girls' basketball 
team at Haycs\'ille High School. Her team 
won the Smoky Mountain Tournament 
last year and she has high hopes foi them 
this year. The McGlamery's have two 
daughters — ■ Adora, thirteen, and Fannie 
Louise, twche. 

Elizabeth (Langford) Davenport reports 
that she is "vastly improved" after being 
ill last year. She is Placement Chairman 
for the Binghampton, New York, Junior 
League which requires much of her time. 


Everlasting President 
Alice Armfield 

130 W. Corbin St., Concord, N. 


Everlasting Vice-President 
Barbara Graves 

139 N. Brooks St., Geneva, N. Y. 

Dell (Causey) Higgins is now in \\'arm 

Springs, Ga. She spent last summer in 
C^reensboro with her family, but went to 
Ck'orgia in November, and is improving 
all the time. She was stricken with polio 
111 October, 1950. 


Lois V. McClure is associate to the di- 
rector of Department of Weekda\ Re- 
ligious Education of the National Council 
of the Churches of Christ. She received 
her master's degree in Religion in 1951 
from Northwestern University. 

Children of Mr. and Mi^. Davis C. Woodley 
(Kate Wilkins '35), who live in Palatka, Fla. 


Everlasting President 
Mrs. R. W. Seitz 
(Mar\' Louise Shepherd) 

54 I fall Street 
Seaford, Delaware 

Christiana (McFadyen) Campbell and 

her fainiK- ha\c mo\cd to Burnwood, 
.Australia, where they ha\e a large house 
with plenty of \ard for their two daugh- 
ters^Margaret 7 months, and Catherine 
who is two. Mrs. Campbell and her hus- 
band recently attended the Australian and 
New Zealand Association for the Ad\ance- 
ment of Science at Sydne\ . Dr. Campbell 
is honorary treasurer of the association. 
The Campbell's new address is 3S Park 
Avenue, Burnwood, N. S. \\'., Australia. 


Everlasting President 
Mrs. H. W. Gapps 
(Justine Ulrich) 
490 Tillery Rd., Birmingham, Mich. 

Grace (Bell) Gunning is living in Se- 
attle, ^^'■ash. While on a trip to Alaska 
last summer Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Hall of 
the Woman's College faculty \isited the 

Lillian (Jordan) Phillips and her hus- 
band spent last summer in Europe 

Betty \\'inspear. Lieutenant, L'. S. 
Navy, has been ill and hospitalized for 
about two weeks, but she is back at work 
now in Washington. D. C. 


Everlasting President 

Mrs. S. J. Keker (Lucv Spinks) 
9111 Lmdale Drive. Bcthesda. Md. 

Mary (\V'ithers) Unibarger was a mem- 
ber of the LT. S. Delegation to the Sev- 
enth General Conference of the L'nited 
Nations Educational. Scientific and Cul- 
tural Organization which was held in Paris- 


The Alumnae News 

from November 12 to December 10. Prior 
to joining the Department of State as a 
foreign atTairs officer, she worked tor the 
Na\y Department, the Red Cross, and the 
JMilitar\ Go\crnment for Germanv. 


Everlasting President 

Mrs. L. Richardson Preyer 
(Emily Harris) 
60 T Sunset Dri\e 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. John S. Kent 
<Betty Trimble) a son, William Trimble 
Kent, February 1, 19t3, Greensboro. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood Hedg- 
peth (Margaret \^'oodson) a second child, 
a daughter. Brent B'.ackmer, December 3, 
1952, Greensboro. Their son, Sherwood 
III, was a year old in September. 

Jane (Dupuy) Stitt and her family of 
Austin, Texas, spent the month of August 
in Greensboro. Dr. Stitt is president of 
Austin Theological Seminary. They have 
six children — Da\id 9, John 7, Stephen 6, 
Dan 4, Sally 2, and Susan 4 months. 

Dr. Marian Fisher is a resident physi- 
cian at the Medical College of \'irginia. 
After finishing her residency in the sum- 
mer, she plans to practice somewhere in 
North Carolina. "Nly kindest regards to 
fill the W. C. girls, and especially the '39 

Maxine Garner is associate professor of 
religion and director of religious activities 
at Meredith College, Raleigh. For the 
past two >ears. Miss Garner studied on a 
Fulbright Scholarship at the University of 
Aberdeen, Scotland, from which she was 
awarded in October the degree of Ph.D. 
in moral philosophi,-. She was a leader in 
the Interfaith Forum held at the Wom- 
an's College in February. 

Elizabeth Phillips is spending the win- 
ter in Furope and she is planning to re- 
turn in May to her home in Spruce Pine. 

Marjorie (Pye) Bogle and her two chil- 
dren will be in Greensboro with her fam- 
ily while her husband is overseas. She 
has a son 4, and the bab\- is 6 months old. 


Everlasting President 

Mrs. Louis McKnight Jones 
(Valerie Powell) 
36 Maryland Drive 
New Orleans, La. 

Born to Capt. and Mrs. Glenn Hays 
Johnson (Evelyn Brown) a son, January 18, 
1953, Riverside, Calif. Capt. Johnson is 
stationed at March Field and they live at 
Arlington, Calif. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. William Land- 
ers Jr. (Margaret Moser) a daughter, Mari- 
anne, February 2, 1955, Spartanburg, S. C. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wade E. Bern.- 
man (Myrtle Williamson) twin daughters, 
Paula Kay and Pamela Fay, December 3, 
1952, Ciiher City, Calif. The Berrymans 
have another daughter, Joann Carol, 3. 
"I was helping my husband in his print- 
ing business until the last increase in the 
family came along. Now I am working 
full time at homemaking and especially 
enjoying the new babies." 

Margaret Coit is currently working on 
the biography of Bernard Baruch. In con- 
nection with this book, she recentlv made 

a call at the White House and visited with 
Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. 
She is inter\iewing various WasJiington 
personalities to get material for the biogra- 

Jean (Coonev) Moniot is living in Had- 
donfield, N. J., at 401 Maple Ave. 

May Davidson is working in Washing- 
ton where her address is Apt. 719, 2122 
Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, 
D. C. 

Elizabeth (Hightower) Knight is now 

with her husband in Japan. She hopes to 
return to the LInited States in March or 

Myrtle (Williamson '40) Berryman and the twins, 

Paula Kay and Pamela Fay, when they were 

one month old. 


Everlasting President 

Mrs. Thomas N. BrafFord, Jr. 
(Elizabeth Patten) 
2S10 Wayland Drive 
Raleigh, N. C. 

Annie (Braswell) Rowe and her family 
have mo\ed to Atlanta, Ga., from Tampa, 
Fla. The Rowes have one son — Donald, 4. 

Laura Cline teaches third grade in the 
Peabod\' Laboratory School of the Georgia 
State College for Woman, Milledgeville, 
Ga. She completed work for a master's 
degree at Appalachian State Teachers Col- 
lege last fall. 

P'rances (Little) Park is living m Rich- 
mond, \'a., where her husband is associ- 
ated with the Medical College of Vir- 
ginia. The Parks have four children. Their 
address is 3736 Boiling Road, Richmond 
23, Va. 

Jean (McDonald) LeBouvier and her 
husband are living in Chicago, where Mr. 
LeBou\ier is an interne at the Research 
and Education Hospital. She is doing 
work in commercial and TV films. Their 
new address is 426 West Briar Place, Chi- 
cago 14, 111. 


E\er-asting President 

Mrs. Samuel M. Hayworth 
(Sue Murchison) 
828 West Ha\en Bhxl. 
Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. L. U. Ricketts, 
Jr. (Cassandra Kernodle), a daughter, June 
24, 1952, Greensboro, N. C. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Shaw Smith 
(Nancv Dixon King), a daughter, Nancy 
King Smith, October 16, 1952, Charlotte. 
The Smiths have two sons — Shaw Jr. 3V2, 
and Curtis Howard 21/2. They ]i\e at 
Davidson where Mr. Smith is on the fac- 
ulty of Davidson College. 

Georgia (Bell) Hagood writes from 
Montrose, N. Y.: "I am living in a doc- 
tors' apartment building with husband and 
twenty - month - old son, Robert Bragg 
Hagood III. My husband. Bob, is a psy- 
chiatrist who is at the present time being 
psychoanalyzed in New York City. We 
look forward some day to private practice 
for him when his training is over." Their 
address is c/o Dr. R. B. Hagood, 
F. D. R. V. A. Hospital, Montrose, N. Y. 

Sallie (Smith) Hupnian is now living in 
Mebane. Prior to her marriage, she taught 
in the Mebane schools. 

Getting a man's eye view of the situation is 

Bill Shipman, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. 

M. S. Shipman (Sadie Barineau '42). 


Everlasting President 
Mrs. Wm. W. Da\'is 
(Jane Thompson) 
209 East 6th St., Lumberton 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. John R. Lowe, 
Jr. (Dorothy Lee Matthews), a daughter, 
September 22, 1952, Greensboro. 

Betsy Neil (Hammer) Finnegan is living 
in Charlottesville, Va., where Lt. Finne- | 
gan has been assigned by the Judge Advo- •' 
cate General's Corps for the study of law 
at the University of X'irginia. In August 
their two-month-old daughter, Nancy Lee 
Finnegan, was christened at Christ Church 
in Alexandria, \'a. 

Eleanor (Pokes) Redding and hei hus- 
band have recently adopted a three-month- 
old baby bo\', James C. Redding. They 
live at 4001 Brentwood Circle, Charlotte. 

Winter, 1953 


Anne (Pitoniak) Milord writes that the 
Milord family has mo\ed to Roseville 
Road, Westport, Conn., "with one son. 
Christian, age 20 months, and all three of 
us lo\'in£; it!" 

The Sinirils — Chris, Scotty, and Mark. They 

are the .sons of Mr. and Mrs. Verne Simril 

(Anna Rosa '43), of Williamsville, N. Y. 

Mary Jo (Rendleman) BankoiT repre- 
sented the Woman's College at the in- 
auguration of Dr. Russell J. Humbert as 
I'lth president of Depauw Uni\ersity, 
Greeneastle, Ind. Institutions which sent 
delegates to the inauguration ranged from 
the Uni\ersity of Rome, founded in 1303, 
to the Uni\ersidad de los Andes, founded 
in 1949 in Bogota, Colombia. 

Anna (Rosa) Simril reports from Wil- 
liamsville, N. Y.: "For now, Chris, Scotty, 
and Mark keep me busy and happy. C. 
and S. are in school now, M. is in diapers. 
Our 'new' house is three >ears old, and 
finished at last — we did most of the work 
ourselves. If we must live in New York, 
it's good to have a roomy house with 
plenty of big windows — the winters don't 
seem quite so long." 

Barbara Ruffin is looking forward to 
the tenth reunion of the class of 'H3. She 
has movies taken at graduation and during 
college years which she plans to bring to 
the reunion. 

Lydia Ann Watkins, president of the 
North Carolina Home F.conomics Associa- 
tion, presided at the 3Sth annual meeting 
of the association. The organization is 
composed of teachers of home economics 

in the high school and college, home 
economists in business, home demonstra- 
tion agents, school lunchroom managers 
and dietitians. 


E\'er'asting President 
Mrs. Garnet K. Miller 
{Billv Upchurch) 
209 S. Mam St. 
Asheboro, N. C. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Preston Moore 
(Ann Henning) a second child, a son, Rich- 
ard Henning, October 9, 1952, University 
of X'irginia Hospital, Charlottesville, Va. 
I'he Hennings stopped by the campus for 
a \isit on January 28, 1953, en route to 
their home at "Sl'oodberry Forest, 'Va., 
after having enjoyed a F.orida vacation. 
Mr. Moore is business manager of Wood- 
berry Forest School. 

Children of Mr. and Mrs. Dick McCormick 

Katheryne Levis '44). The McCormicks reside 

in New Brunswick, N. J. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pierce (Doris 
McRoberts) a son, Jav Andrew, September 
23. 1952, Jersey City, N. J. 

Idamae (Blois) Brooks is li\iiig with her 
parents in Occaiiport. N. J. Her husband. 
Dr. William R. Brooks, died in August, 
1952, and in November, 1952, their son 
was born. He is named William Russell 
for his father. 

Barbara (Davis) Roberts is now in the 
process of mo\ing from Hawaii to Wash- 
ington where her husband, who is in the 
U. S. Navy, has been transferred. 

Henrie (Harris) Uden reports that she 
is busy with a \oung baby and business 
and ci\ic responsibilities in Leaks\ille. 

Carolyn (Stout) Carlson writes from 
Baltimore that she has been ill for some 
time and has been confined to bed for an 
indefinite period. 

Katherinc (Taylor) Stewart is living in 
Idaho which, in her words, "is so very far 
from North Carolina and Woman's Col- 
lege." 'i'he Stewarts have two children — 
Karen 4, and Harlan 2. 

Tom is the son of Eugene and Polly (Abemethy 
'43) Herd. 

Jack and Bob Laney, the sons of Mr. and Mrs. 
Lemuel Laney, (Elizabeth Jordan '44). 

The little Penniylvanians above are Cathy and 

Pat Secley, daighters of Mr. and Mrs. Mervil 

John Seeley (Kay Bissell '44). They live in 

GreenLburg, Pa. 


Ever'asting President 
Mrs. Herbert G. Bench 
(Dianne Page) 

2246 N. Columbus Street 
Arlington, N'irginia 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Warren Brandt 
(Carolyn Coker) a daughter, Nina Isa- 
bella, September 27, 1952. Baptist Hos- 
pital, Winston-Salem. The Brandt.^- are 
living at 206 X'andalia Road. Greensboro. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Rav Galla- 
gher (Avis Russell) a son, July 23, 1952, 
St. Leo's Hospital, Greensboro. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Mc- 
Gehee (Coline Ihies) a son, David Rob- 
ert, September 50, 1952, Warren, Ark. 
Mrs. McGehee is the daughter of Coline 
Munroe (Austin) Thies '14. 

Edna (Carraway) Luongo and her hus- 
band live at 5211 Iroquois St., College 
Park, Md. Their son, Craig, was tv.o years 
old in September. 

Martha (Davis) Newman has recently 
mo\'ed from New Orleans back to Spo- 
kane, Washington. "We had our first 
snow of the season here yesterdav and the 
children are lo\ing it." 

N'irginia (Fulk) Petretti and her two 
daughters, Susan, 2':, and Carol, 15 
inonths, are li\ing in Pilot Mountain while 
her husband is in Korea. Before going^ 
overseas. Mr. Petretti was Assistant Medi- 
cal Director for Eaton Laboratories, Nor- 
wich, N. Y. "Norwich is near Endicott, 
where Sally (Wileox) Caiilfield lives. She 
has a darling little girl and we \isited 
often. Thought I had reached the middle 
of nowhere when v\e moved to Norwich 
only to disco\er the nice girl across the 
street was Eunice (King) Dnrgin '40 who 
came from Raleigh and ueiit to W. C." 

Henriette (Manget) Neal, her husband, 
and bab\- daughter have recentlv mo\ed 
into their new home, 2514 Fernwood 
Dri\e, Greensboro. 

Virginia (Olive) Hartzog is li\ing in 
Lexington now , and she writes us that she 
is to mo\e into her new home in a \ery 
short time. 


The Alumnae News 

Thelma Pnyseur is connected witli the 
Girl Scouts m Pensacola, Fla. "Jocelyn 
Hill '47 is at the Presb\terian Church 
here; Nancy Blakley '47 is at Sears; and 
Ann Edgerton is teaching at the N. A. S. 
Elementary School. Those I know right 
off the bat, so perhaps with concentrated 
effort we can find ah the wi\es ot service 
men who are ^^'. C. graduates^ and get 
them all together for a meeting." 





(Mangel) Neal '45 and daughter 
The Neals are nov\ h\in^ in Greens- 

Jane (Wharton) Darnell spent Christ- 
mas holidays in Greensboro. She and her 
husband are on leave from the faculty of 
the XN'oman's College for a year's study 
in New York. Mrs. Darnell is studying 
toward a master's degree in voice at Teach- 
er's College of Columbia University while 
her husband studies piano with Carl Friecl- 
berg and takes courses at Juilliard School 
of Music, Teacher's College, and Co- 


E\erlasting President 

Mrs. Robert L. Cowan, Jr. 
(Betty Jane Sarratt) 
189 Whitehoru Drive 
Miami Springs, Fla. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace W. 
Caddell (Betty Bostian) a second daugh- 
ter, Karen, November 19, 1952, Chatta- 
nooga, Tenn. Their older daughter, Ann, 
is four years old, and their son, John, is 

Born to Lt. and Mrs. Jay M. Duncan 
(Ola Chitty), a second daughter, Jacque- 
line Price, January- 10, 1953, \'irginia 
lk>ach, Va. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Holder- 
ncss (Brent Woodson) a son, October 13, 
19 52, Greensboro, N. C. 

Hope Bailey is teaching in Buncombe 

Ruth (Causby) Dameron is living tem- 
porarily at F'ort Benning, Ga., while wait- 
ing for her husband to be sent overseas, 
ller home address is Bessemer City, N. C. 

Correne (McQuague) Whatley and her 
husband are moving to Denison, Texas, 
where he will be manager and part owner 
of a Belk's Department Store. W'hile liv- 
ing in Asheboro, Mrs. Whatley was presi- 
dent of the Randolph County Alumnae 

Dorothy Perry writes from Athens, Ga.: 
"I am now in my second year of teaching 
physical education at the Uni\ersity of 
Georgia in Athens. It is a fine place and 
quite an experience after attending Wom- 
an's College." 

Jo (Singletary) Barbre's address is 1600 
Independence Blvd., N., Charlotte. Until 
recently, she was assistant librarian at 
Queens College. 


Ever'asting President 
Mrs. Charles H. Smith 
(Ruth Lane Webb) 

309 PmccTcst Rd., N.E. 
Atlanta, Ga. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Klein 
(Elizabeth Goodman, class of '47) a daugh- 
ter, Kaths- Jane, September 1, 1952, Char- 
lotte. The Kleins have two sons — Rich- 
ard 6, and Robert 3. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Cease 
(Elizabeth Jones) a son, I leister Clymer 
Jr., October 13, 1952, Rex Hospital, Ra- 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Arnold K. 
Matthaei (Gertrude Ledden) a son. Laur- 
ence Roy, October 31, 1952, Columbus 
Hospital, Newark, N. J. The Matthaeis 
are living at 25S-B Davev St., BloomficTd, 
N. J. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Thurs- 
ton (Margaret Daniel Wilkerson) a son, 

February 25, 1953, Sternberger Hospital, 

Ruth (Bravvley) Callison writes, "I'm 
keeping house here in Richmond, Va., 
where my husband is an industrial hygiene 

Doris Covington and Julia Alexander 
made a two months trip to Europe last 
fall, during which they visited England 
and other European countries. Doris was 
secretary to J. Spencer Love, president of 
Burlington Alills. Julia is employed by 
Rand Corporation, a research organization 
for the Air Force. 

Frances LeLamar is living at 1724 Club 
Road, Charlotte. 

Lou (Davis) Spitler is living in Colum- 
bus, Ohio. Her address is 1560 Tremont 


Everlasting President 

Mrs. H. H. Stranberg. Jr. 

(Betsy Bullock) 


Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dan A. Martin 
(Gladvs Chambers) a son, Dan Anderson 
Martin, Jr., December 17, 1952, Chapel 
Hill. "Recently Susan (Womack) Recce 
dropped by for a visit. She's living in 
Cambridge, Mass., now." 

Born to Capt. and Mrs. Edward L. 
Wal's Ir. (Katherine King) a daughter, 
Sarah Kathennc, Januarv 8, 1953, U.S.N. 
Hos]3ital, Camp Joseph H. Pendelton, 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. William W. Mc- 
Cracken (Wilma Thompson) a second 
daughter, Elizabeth Ann, October 23, 
1952, Henderson. 

Susan Bumpa'ss is working in Chapel 
Hill at the North Carolina Memorial 
Hospital as a pedriatics nurse. "It is 
quite interesting and different to work 
in a hospital which is just opening. 
Procedures, policies, etc., change daily 
and we are all learning new and differ- 
ent wa>s of doing things. Do come and 
visit this new addition to the N. C. Edu- 
cational program." 

Mary Giles is teaching at Central High 
School in St. Louis, Mo. Her address 
is 4915 Pine Street, West. 

Doris Moore sailed August 27, 1952, 
for Belgium where she has begun a 
\ear's stud\' at the Lhmersity of Brussels 
before going to the Belgian Congo as 
a Presbyterian missionary. For the past 
two years she has been at Presbyterian 
Assembly Training School in Richmond. 

Susanne (Park) Whitley is now^ living 
in San Diego, Calif. "Had a nice trip 
across the country and so far we like Cal- 
ifornia \ery much." Her address is 525 
Brighton Ave., Ocean Beach, San Die- 
go, Calif. 

JoAnn (Snyder) Hodge is living in 
San Antonio, Texas, where her husband 
is stationed. Prior to moxing to Texas 
the Hodges lived at Fort Knox, Ky. 
"We took the long route down, doing a 
little sight-seeing on the way including 
the beautiful homes in Natchez, Miss., 
and New Orleans. While in San Antonio 
we plan to go dow'u to Monterey, Mexico." 

Winter, 1953 


Marybell (Waddington) Schanches and 
her husband have recently returned from 
Japan where he has been a war cor- 
respondent for the past two years. The 
return trip to the United States was al- 
most a complete trip around the world. 
They boarded a ship in Tokyo, stopped 
in Hong Kong and Singapore, visited 
in India, stopped in Malaya and Africa. 
After coming through the Suez Canel, 
they spent ten days at Genoa, Itah', and 
then came to New York. 


Everlasting President 
Martha Fowler 

Mrs. John McNair 
Caledonia Road 
Laurinburg, N. C. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Fillipeli 
Jr. (Nancy Boyd) a daughter, December 
19, 1952, Sternberger Hospital, Greens- 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Amos 
(Margaret Anne Donald) a daughter, Char- 
lotte Dale. January, 19 53, High Point 
Memorial Hospital. They have another 
daughter. Sharon, who was two >ears 
old February 23. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Cunning- 
ham (Marion Goodrich) a daughter, Jan- 
uary 6, 1953, Richmond, \'a. They have 
a son, Tommy. 

Born to Lieutenant and Mrs. L. O.. 
Weaver (Jeanette Hanks) a son, Da\id 
Lawrence Weaver, December 5, 1952, 
Boise, Idaho. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Moore 
(Marilvn McCollum) a son, \\'alter Her- 
bert Moore Jr., December 17, 1952, Duke 
Hospital, Durham. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Radhe (Pat 
Pierson) a son, Richard Everett, Septem- 
ber 7, 1952, Rockville, Md. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dick Mizell 
(Maud Taylor) a son, Richard Joseph, 
July 19, 1952. The Mizells have mo\ed to 
AltaVista, \'a., where Mr. Mizell is in the 
sales promotion department of the Lane 
Company, makers of cedar chests and 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Kimball Harri- 
man (Marv Anne White) a son, October 
18, 1952, Wesley Long Hospital, Greens- 

"These are our boys. Charles is 28 months, 
Jim is 7 months." They are the sons of Mr. 
and Mrs. M. E. Gilliam (Betty Lou Phillips '49). 

Anne (Gaw) Schluter is living in San 
Diego, Calif., while her husband is on a 
tour of dutv in the Pacific. She was mar- 

ried in June 1952, after her husband's 
graduation from the U. S. Naval Acad- 
emy. Her address is 5038 \'oltaire Street, 
San Diego 7, Calif. 

Celeste Johnson is now li\ing at 717 
Berkeley A\e., Cliarlotte. 

Mary Louise (Mason) Langdon's address 
is TCA-Cairo, Dcpt. of State, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Joyce Tver Parker lives at 217 Eleventh 
Ave., SE, Minneapolis 14, Minn. She is 
studying for an M. Ed. in hospital recrea- 
tion at the Uiii\'crsity of Minnesota. 

Elizabeth (Phillips) Gilliam is the moth- 
er of two boys — Charles 2'/2, and Jim 7 
months. "1 look forward every other 
week to the meeting of my bridge club, 
of which Lois (Russell) HuflEnian and 
Mary E. (May) Fulp are members. They 
arc both of the '47 class. Lois has a fine 
17 months old boy. Mib's husband is in 
the Army stationed in Texas right now. 
''1 hear regularly from Susan (Dawson) 
Sterken and Sally (Huneycutt) Hauser, 
class of '50. They both ha\e boys. The 
third of m\- trio of room-mates, Jane 
(Perry) Marshall, is in Greenville, S. C, 
with her air force husband." 

Betty (Winecoff) Phillips and her hus- 
band, Lt. Wade W. Phillips, are now in 
Pearl Harbor, where he is scr\ing with 
the U. S. Navy. Lieutenant Phillips was 
stationed at Sasebo, Japan, for a year and 
in October 1952 was returned to the 
States, for reassignment. They drove to 
San Diego, Calif., where they sailed for 
Pearl Harbor. Lieutenant Phillips is the 
son of Mr. C. W . Phillips, Public Rela- 
tions Director at \\'oman's College, and 
Mrs. Phillips, who was Lela Wade '20. 

pAcrlasting President 
Nancy Porter 

Woman's College, U.N.C. 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Claude Sutton 
Jr. (Marshall Brvan, class of '50) a daugh- 
ter, X'lrginia Marshall. October 27, 1952, 
^^"esley Long Hospital, Greensboro. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Sol A. Joffa 
(Janet Handler) a daughter. \\'cndy Robin. 
January 16, 1953, Charlotte. Mr. Joffa has 
recently been discharged from the Army 
and they are now li\ing in Charlotte. 

Born 'to Mr. and Mrs. Harry M. Dal- 
ton (Rebecca Hardawav) a daughter, Mar- 
tha Jane, November 22, 1952. Greenville, 
N. C. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Neal 
(Sara Holland) a daughter, Elizabeth Hol- 
land, October 19, 1952, Raleigh. 

Rita (Clarke) Grayson lives in Durham, 
where her husband is in graduate school. 
The Gra\sons have a nine months old 

Vivian (Pitt) Gardner and her husband 
have moved from New London, Pa., to 
315 East Broad St., Westfield, N. J. 
Mr. Pitt is one of the three ministers of 
the First Presb>terian Church of Westfield. 

Anne (Varner) Scarborough lives in 
\\adesboro. Before mo\ing from Ashe- 
boro she worked at the Randolph County 
\\'eltare Department. 


Everlasting President 

Mrs. Robert Dean Smith 

(Nancv Blanton) 

201 B' Dixie Trail, Raleigh, N. C. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. John C. Brecken- 
ridge (Betsy Howard) a son, John Jr., No- 
vember 2, 1952. The Breckenridgcs are 
living in Aiken, S. C, where he is asso- 
ciated with DuPont Co. in the Savannah 
River Project. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. James B. \\ olfc 
(Laura White), a daughter, October 16, 
1952, St. Leo's Hospital, Greensboro. 

Coan Bell recently received a master's^ 
degree in history at Radcliff College, and 
is now teaching in the I''ayettc\ille High 

Jane Bledsoe has been ajjpointcd Stokes- 
Connty Home Agent. 

Jeannette (Christian) Faulconer is liv- 
ing at Br\an, Texas, where her husband 
is stationed with the Air Force. They 
ha\e solved the housing situation by carry- 
ing their home with them — a four-room 

Mary Jane (English) Street has mo\ed 
with her husband to their dairy farm on 
Route 1, Advance, N. C. The\ were quite 
proud to be taking to their home their 
first child, a son, born October 24, 1952, 
and named Samuel Montgomery Street. 

Jean (Jones) Rich is now li\ing at 4102 
Peterson A\e., Greensboro. 

Joanne McLean is on the faculty 
of the Unixersity of Missouri, Co- 
lumbia, Mo. "From the fall of 1951 to 
August of 1952, 1 was stationed at the 
State University of Iowa in Iowa City, 
which I am sure is both the coldest and 
wettest city in America. They alwa\s give 
M.A.'s to people who sur\i\e this, so 1 got 
one — in English literature." 

Addie (Williamson) Mann is living in 
Charlotte. Her address is Mvrtle Apts.,. 
C-4, Apt. 28. 


E\erlasting President 
June Raiuev 
7405 Holly Ave, 
Takoma Park, Maryland 

Born to Cpl. and Mrs. Harry Marsh 
(Joan Paschal com. '52), a son, James Rob- 
ert. November 9, 19'52, U. S. Naval Hos- 
pital, Camp Lejeune. Airs. Marsh is tem- 
porarily living with her parents m Greens- 
boro while her husband is on maneuvers 
in the Caribbean. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Keefer 
(Eloise Winborne), a son. Februar\ 7, 
1955. Greensboro. 

Ann Ehzabeth (Griffin) Gate has a baby 
daughter, Lisa Ann, who «as born Septem- 
ber 10, 1952. Tlie Gates are living on 
the Chapel Hill-Hillsboro Highwa\-, where 
Ann's husband is engaged in dairying with 
his father. 

Doris (Huffines) Bernhardt is teaching 
at the .\mcrican Dependents' School, Bur- 
tonwood Air Force Base. Burtonwood, 
England. "M\- work is quite \aried — I 
substitute in the absence of regular teach- 
ers, work in the high school and the ele- 
nientar\- school libraries, and assist with 
high school choral work. My comments 
on England are: beautiful, historical places, 
very friendly people, but uncommonly odd 


The Alumnae News 

■winter weather — e\en Greensboro is out- 
done here!" 

Betty Will McReynolds sent in the fol- 
lowing items about members of the class: 

Nancy Medford teaches math and Span- 
ish at Nlonroe High School. 

\'irginia Bridges and Ina Mae Price 
room together in Gastonia where the>- both 
teach school. 

Lucille Gay is teachmg in Zebulon and 
lo\es it. 

Ruth Rawlins is in graduate school at 
Carolina (ancient histor\). 

Bessie Cartwright and Betty Will are 
rooming together and are in School of 
Library Science at Chapel Hill. 

Bettv Ross is working at Memorial Hos- 
pital at U. N. C. 

Mar>- Evelyn Trott is case worker for 
•welfare department in Graham. 

Colista ^\'eisner is teaching French in 
Kannapolis High School. 

Barbara French Brown, of 'i2, lives in 
Falls Church, \'a., 524 Poplar Drive. 

Joyce (Morton) Tate is living at R-3-B 
Cameron Court Apartments, Raleigh, 
N. C. 

Marion T. (Skinner) Erath is living m 
Pittsboro and is teaching Science and 
Home Economics in Bonlee High School. 

Hazel Steele spent the summer in Eu- 
rope of which the most part was spent in 
France li\'ing with a French family. The 
famih- consisted of a bo> and girl who at- 
tend the uni\ersity in winter and li\e at 
Beaune, a small \illage on the Cote d'Or. 
The three young people took a bicycle trip 
and \isited the shrine at Lourdes and the 
coast near Spain, and ended at Bordeaux. 
Hazel returned on the Dutch ship Groote- 
beer, and in September began teaching 
ci\ics in the Lincolnton schools. 


Virginia (Holloman) Meekins is living 
in Manteo while her husband is serving 
in the armed forces. They have a ten 
months old daughter, Susan. 

Martha Jane (Johnson) Whitaker is at- 
tending the Uni\ersity of Hawaii and is 
finding the people \ery friendly, but con- 
ditions are often somewhat different from 
those at Woman's College. Of her stu- 
dent teaching she writes; "During music 
period some Hawaiian records were played 
and all of a sudden most of those precious 

little girls started doing 'the Hula.' Then 
one of the student teachers did a 'Hula' at 
the children's request — with her shoes off, 
of course! " For their wedding in Hawaii, 

the Whitakers had 3,000 orchids for dec- 
orations and a reception at a Japanese tea 
house where the guests had to remove 
their shoes and sit on the floor on cushions. 

,^'^ ^ <^ 'fl^; ! 



Edna Williams '35 to M\ron Curl, Oc- 
tober 18, 1952, Mam Post Chapel, Ft. 
Bragg. Nlrs. Curl has taught in \arious 
counties of the state and is now a public 
school music teacher in the Burlington 
schools. Mr. Curl was educated in the 
schools of Seattle, Washington, and is a 
veteran of World War 11. 

Jessie Mae Parker, com. '38, to Ingram 
Purefov Hedgpeth, November 21, 1952, 
iMrst Baptist Church, Lumberton. Mrs. 
Hedgpeth is secretary at the First Baptist 
Church in Lumberton. Mr. Hedgpeth 
was graduated from Wake Forest College, 
Columbia Unnersity Law School, and is 
associated with a law firm m Lumberton 
where they will be at home. 

Sarah McKav Monroe '41 to Ray Dono- 
van Munford, December 28, 1952, Chapel 
of the Highland Presbyterian Church, 

Marv Adelyn Turner, com. '41, to Eu- 
gene CJwen Clark, Jr., November 23, 1952, 
X'meville Presb\terian Church, Macon, 
Georgia. Mr. Turner attended the Uni- 
versity of Georgia and the Georgia School 
of Technology, Atlanta. Both he and Kirs. 
Turner are emploved as field clerks for 
Eastern Air Lines.' At home, 512 King 
Arno'd .\venue, .\pt. 2, llapevine. Georgia. 

Carlton Elizabeth Kelly '42 to Dr. 

Charles Ba\nes Wilkerson, Jr., Edenton 
Street Methodist Church, Raleigh. Mrs. 
Wi.kerson is employed in the Attorney 
General's office in Raleigh. Dr. Wilker- 
son was graduated from the University of 
North Carolina and the Medical College 
of \'irginia. 

Margaret O'Neil McCachren, com. 42, 
to Lt. Gra^■don Ah'ice Miller, U. S. Navy, 

November 23, 1952. Rocky River Pres- 
byterian Church, Concord. Mrs. Miller is 
emp-oyed in the office of Brown Manu- 
facturing Company, Concord. Lieutenant 
Miller attended Catawba College and is 
now ser\ing on the U. S. S. Princeton. 

Mary Frances Williams, com. '42, to 
Water Mitchell Adams, Jr., December 
28, 1952, Memorial Methodist Church, 
Thomas\'ille. Mrs. Adams is secretan,- to 
George H. Ferguson, plant engineer at 
Sears, Roebuck and Company's mail order 
plant. Mr. Adams took special courses at 
State College and is assistant manager for 
Colonial Stores, Inc. At home 13281/2 
Madison A\-e., Greensboro. 

Lucille Thomas Betts, com. '43, to Law- 
rence \\"es!ey Harris, February 14, 1953, 
Burgaw Methodist Church. Prior to her 
marriage, Mrs. Harris was emp.oyed in 
Wi.mington. Mr. Harris, a veteran of 
World War II, is with the News and 
Observer in Raleigh where they \\\\\ be 
at home. 

Henrietta Clodfelter '43 to Robert 
Charles Lucke, December 31, 1952, First 
Evangelical and Reformed Church, 
Greensboro. Mrs. Lucke is a biologist at 
Camp Detrick, Frederick, Md. Mr. Lucke 
is an examiner of patents for the United 
States Patent Office. At home 2141 Eye 
Street, Northwest, Washington. 

Emily Ann Joyner, com. '43, to Wil- 
liam Stame\- Kelh', Jr., January 17. 1953, 
Burlington. For the past few years, Mrs. 
Kell\- has been emplo\ed by the Standard 
Hosiery- Mill. Mr. Kelly attended the Uni- 
\ersity of North Carolina and is associated 
with F. W. Dodge Corporation in Greens- 
boro. .\t home, Copland Apartments, Bur- 

Martha Current Meador, com. '44, to 
Ralph Edward Elliott, October 12, 1952, 
Asheboro Street Baptist Church, Greens- 
boro. Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Elliott 
was emplo\ed as a secretarv b\- .\rmtex. 
Inc. Mr. Elliott is with W. ']. Milner and 
Company with headquarters here. At 
home, 2026 Fairfield Ave., Greensboro. 

Marilyn Stone Younce, com. '45, to 
James Robert Spence, January 10, 1953, 
First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro. 
Mrs. Spence attended Mary \\"ashington 
College, Fredericksburg, \'a. Before her 
marriage, she was \isual aid consultant for 
National School Supply Company, Inc. 
Mr. Spence is a graduate of Campbell 
College, served in the Na\-y and expects 
to receive a law degree in June from the 
University of North Carolina. .\t home. 
Glen Lennox Apts., Chapel Hill. 

Winter, 1953 


Elizabeth Jean Bible '46 to James Brax- 
ton Craven, Jr., August 15, 1952, chajiel 
of Central Methodist Church, Ashe\ille. 
Mrs. Craven is a graduate of St. Genevie\'e- 
of-the-Pines Academy and prior to her 
marriage was society editor of the Ashe- 
villc Times. Mr. Craven, a graduate of 
the Duke Uni\ersiL\- and Har\ard Law 
School, is a member of the law firm of 
Mull, Patton and Craven. He is assistant 
United States attorney for the Western 
District of North Carolina. At home, 225 
Park Drive, Morganton. 

Genevieve Gallen, com. '46, to Ernest 
John R-ibil, P'ebruary 7, 1953, St. Leo's 
Catholic Church, \\'inston-Salem. Mrs. 
Rabil is employed by Reynolds and Com- 
pany, Brokers. Mr. Rabil, a graduate of 
the University of North Carolina School 
of Pharmacy, is manager of Bobbitt's Col- 
lege Pharmacy. At home, Twin Castles 
Apts., Winston-Salem. 

Mary Martin Lindsav '46, to John Joseph 
Gorham, December 18, 1952, St. Bene- 
dict's Catholic Church, Greensboro. Chris- 
tine Hill, class of '56, furnished music for 
the wedding. Until her marriage, Mrs. 
Gorham was employed as secretary to the 
regional auditor of Sears, Roebuck Com- 
pany. Mr. Gorham is employed in Rich- 
mond, Va. At home, 6773 Miami Ave., 

Annie Ruth Bruton, class of '47, to 
Capt. John Cherrmgton Mcintosh, U. S. 
Marine Corps, December 14, 1952, Prot- 
estant Chapel, Camp Lejeune. The bride, 
a lieutenant in the U. S. Navy Nurse 
Corps, attended Duke University School 
of Nursing. Captain Mcintosh is an alum- 
nus of the University of Iowa. At home, 

Lucille Burton, special student '47, to 
Calvin Edwin Taylor, December 20, 1952, 
First Baptist Church, Greensboro. Mrs. 
Taylor attended McClung's Business Col- 
lege and was with the bureau of internal 
revenue prior to her marriage. Mr. Taylor 
is a graduate of the University of New 
York State, Long Island, is a veteran of 
two years' overseas service with the Army, 
and is now associated with his father in 
operating an industrial contracting firm. 
At home, 52 Lawrence Lane, Bay Shore, 
Long Island, New York. 

Ruth Carolyn Hyatt '47, to LeRoy 
Willis English, September 2, 1952, First 
Methodist Church, Bryson City. Mr. Eng- 
lish, a graduate of Oak Ridge Military 
Institute and Appalachian State Teachers 
College, will enter Tulane University, New 
Orleans, where they will be at home. 

Betty Jean Long, com. '47, to Norwood 
Eraser Baker, February 14, 19 53, Pritchard 
Memorial Baptist Church, Charlotte. Mrs. 
Baker is in the insurance department of 
the American Trust Company. Mr. Baker 
served three years in the Air Force, was 
graduated from the University of North 
Carolina, and is connected with the Ameri- 
can Trust Company. At home, Charlotte. 

Noma Lee Barrett, com. '48, to Flem. 
O. Whitt, Jr., December 27, 1952, Brooks- 
dale Methodist Church, Roxboro. Mr. 
Whitt attended King's Business College in 
Raleigh and is now stationed by the Navy 
at Oak Harbor, Wash., where the couple 
will be at home. 

Mettie Louise Creed, special '48, to 
Richard Causey, P'ebruary 6, 1953, Edge- 
\ille Baptist Church, Greensboro. Prior 
to her marriage, Mrs. Causey was ein- 
l)loyed as a secretary for \'ick Chemical 
Company. A veteran of four \cars service 
in the Na\\-, Mr. Causey is with McCrar\' 
Mills in Asheboro, where they will be at 
home. Cliff Road. 

Jean Crissman, com. '48, to Sgt. Jack 
L. Shipman. U. S. Marine Corps, August 
23, 1952, Duke's Chapel Methodist 
Church. Mrs. Shipman is employed by 
the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Wash- 
ington. The bridegroom is stationed in 
\\'ashington, where the\ will be at home, 
4725 First St., S. W. 

Dorothy Howe, class of '48, to Lee Har- 
lan Poole, October 31, 1952, at the home 
of the pastor of First Baptist Church, 
Greensboro. Mrs. Poole was graduated 
from Guilford College and is now em- 
ployed b>' J. P. Stevens and Co., Inc. Mr. 
Poole is with Western Electric Company 
in Greensboro, where they will be at 

Ellen Virginia Stirewalt '48, to Wilson 
Cross Dawson, November 4, 1952, Pres- 
byterian Church, Elkton, Md. Mrs. Daw- 
son is employed in the personnel depart- 
ment of Capital Air Lines, Washington. 
Mr. Dawson attended Johns Hopkins Uni- 
\ersity and was graduated from American 
Universit\', \\'ashington. He is associated 
with an investment brokerage firm in 
Washington. At home. Belle View Apts., 
Alexandria, \'a. 

Marilyn Ann Emory, com. '49, to Wil- 
liam Noble Starling, September 30, 1952, 
St. Anne's Episcopal Church, New York 
City. Mrs. Starling is employed by the 
central office of the Emp'oyment Security 
Commission of North Carolina. Mr. Star- 
ling attended Campbell College, N. C. 
State College, and was graduated from 
the Uni\ersity of North Carolina. He is 
associated with Connecticut Mutual Life 
Insurance Company. At home, Raleigh. 

Bettv Ann Howe, com. '49, to James 
William Kluttz. January 24, 1953, West 
Raleigh Presbyterian Church, Raleigh. Be- 
fore her marriage, the bride was employed 
with the State Capital Life Insurance 
Company in Raleigh. Mr. Kluttz was 
graduated from N. C. State College and 
has recently returned from the Philippines 
after serving in the U. S. Corps of Engi- 
neers. They will be at home in Greens- 
boro, where Mr. Kluttz is connected with 
the City Engineering Department. 

Nelle Ray Marston '49, to Rudolph 
James, December 21, 1952, Ardmore 
Methodist Church, Winston-Salem. Betsy 
Unistead '49 was the bride's only attend- 
ant. Mrs. James is a member of the High 
Point city schools faculty. Mr. James is 
a graduate of High Point College and is 
employed b>- Pilot Life Insurance Com- 
pany. At home, Rowella Apartments, 
lligh Point. 

Martha Jeannette Starnes '49, to John 
Aubrey Henry, No\ember 8, 1952, First 
Methodist Church, Hickory. Prior to her 
marriage, Mrs. Henry was employed by 
the Charlotte Health Department. Mr. 
Henry is a graduate of Georgia School of 
Teclinolog\- and after receiving his ensign's 
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industrial engineer with Day and Zimmer- 
man, Inc., Texarkana. Texas Division. At 
home, 3-1 West 9th St., Texarkana. 

\'irginia Lee Baity, com. '50, to Ben- 
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the hospital. JNlr. Terrell attended the 
U. S. Naval Academy and \\as graduated 
from N. C. State College. He is a \'eteran 
of two years' ser\ice in the Navy and is 
now employed by the N. C. State High- 
wav Commission. At home, \Miitaker 
Park. Raleigh. 

Carol Lee Buckwell, com. '50, to Paul 
Edward Elliott, Jr., October 11, 1952, St. 
James Lutheran Church, Concord. Mrs. 
Elliott has been employed in the account- 
ing department of Blue Bell, Inc. in 
Greensboro. Mr. Elliott was educated at 
the University of North Carolina and is 
a \eteran of the U. S. Navy. 

Kathleen O'Dell Edens '50, to James 
Alva Poston, Jr., December 3, 1952, First 
Methodist Church, Panama Cit\', Florida. 
Mrs. Poston is on the faculty of the Pana- 
ma Cit\' schools. Mr. Poston is employed 
by the North American Aircraft as a jet 
engineering representative. At home, 620 
Bay Ave., Panama City. 

Ida Lynda Gilliam, class of '50, to 
Robert J. Bowers, December 21, 1952, 
Pocket Presbyterian Church, Sanford. Mrs. 
Bowers is an alumna of the University of 
North Carolina and is employed as teacher- 
coach in the Mooresville City Schools. 
Mr. Bowers is a graduate of Elon College 
and of State College. At home. Route 3, 

Jane Henlev Head '50, to William 
\'eitch Guthrie, February 14, 1953, St. 
Andrews Episcopal Church, \\'rights\-ille 
Sound, Wumington. The bride has been 
in the advertising department of Rich's 
in Atlanta. Mr. Guthrie was graduated 
from Wesleyan University, Middleton, 
Conn. A veteran of \\'orld War II, he is 
now associated with Southern Bell Tele- 
phone Co. in Atlanta. At home, 155 1 he 
Prado, N.E., Atlanta. 

Louise Horner, class of '50, to Richard 
Kelly Bowles, December 6, 1952, Steele 
Street Methodist Church, Sanford. Mrs. 
Bowles is a graduate of the Unn'crsity 
of North Carolina and prior to her mar- 
riage was on the staff of radio station 
WWGP in Sanford. Mr. Bowles attended 
the University of North Carolina and dur- 
ing World \Var II ser\ed in Europe. Ik- 
is associated with the Holland Furnace 
Co. in Greensboro. At home, 107 East 
Hendrix St. 

Patricia Anne Hubbard '50 to Cahin 
Chalnier McLean, December 6, 1952, 
\\''esle\- Memorial Methodist Church, 
High Point. Mr. McLean is a graduate 
of the Univcrsit\- of North Carolina and 
is cmp!o\cd by the National Cash Reg- 
ister Compain in the accounting dnision. 
At home. High Point. 

Dorothy Ann Johnson, class of '50, to 
George Thomas WinccoflF, December 6, 
1952, home of the bride, Raleigh. Jackie 
(Jernigan) Amnions '52 was a bridesmaid. 
The bride is a senior at North Carolina 
Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in 
Winston-Salem. Mr. Winecoff is a senior 
at N. C. State College. 

Marilynn Ann Moeller '50 to Ralph 
Glenn Simpson Jr., January 3, 1953, Holy 
Trinity Episcopal Church, Greensboro. 
Mrs. Simpson has been employed in the 
engineering department of Western Elec- 
tric Co., Inc. Mr. Simpson was grad- 

uated from Duke University and received 
his master's degree from N. C. State Col- 
lege. He is project engineer for Western 
Electric Co. in Greensboro, where they 
will be at home. 

Jerry Ann Ouinn '50, to John Miller 
Peirce, October 17, 1952, at the home of 
the bride's parents, Clinton. The bride 
is a caseworker with the Sampson County 
W'elfare Department. Mr. Peirce is a grad- 
uate of Davidson College and is now serv- 
ing in the Air Force. 

Marv Paul Shuler '50, to William Archi- 
bald McMillan, Jr., December 6, 1952, 
Highland Presbyterian Church, Fayette- 
\irie. Mrs. McMillan has been on the fac- 
ulty of Graham Junior High School in 
Fayette\'ille. Lieutenant McMillan is a 
graduate of N. C. State College. He has 
recently returned from Korea and is now 
stationed at Fort Bragg. At home, 1110 
Norwood Street, Fa\etteville. 

Betty Sue Alexander '51, to Campbell 
G. Grant, Noxember 23, 1952, Aluir's 
Chapel Methodist Church, Greensboro. 
Mrs. Grant is on the faculty of Jamestown 
High School. Mr. Grant, a Na\y veteran, 
is a student at Guilford College. At home. 
Route I, Guilford College. 

Bonnie Brown Ashe '51, to John Mc- 
Millan Rancke, November 15, 1952, First 
Presbyterian Church, Lumberton. Prior to 
her marriage, Mrs. Rancke was on the fac- 
ulty of the Winston-Salem schools. Mr. 
Rancke is a graduate of the University of 
North Carolina and is owner and operator 
of McMillan Drug Company in Lumber- 
ton. At home, Lumberton. 

Margie Lee Buck '51, to Richard Ar- 
rinjton IIornada>\ November 28, 1952, 
home of the bride's parents, Kinston. For- 
merly Mrs. Ilornaday taught at Hamlet. 
Mr. Hornaday attended Guilford College, 
N. C. State College, and was graduated 
from High Point College. He is now sta- 
tioned by the Army at Ft. Jackson, S. C. 

Martha Ann Cowling, class of '51, to 
Melvin Walter Bowden, October 26, 1952, 
Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, 
Warrenton. Mrs. Bowden attended Smith- 
deal School of Business in Richmond, \'a., 
where she is now employed by Colonial 
Stores. Mr. Bowden is stationed by the 
Navy at Williamsburg, \'a., where the 
couple will make their home. 

Janet Ruth Harris '51, to Marvin Car- 
lyle Baldwin, December 6, 1952, at the 
home of the bride's brother in Charlotte. 
Mrs. Baldwin is associated with Duke 
Power Company as home economist. Mr, , 
Baldwin, a graduate of Clemson College, j 
is emplo\ed by Duke Power Company as j 
lighting engineer. ] 

Patsie Lane Lee '51, to James Sterling ! 
Clark, December 5, 1952, home of the i 
bride's parents, Durham. Mr. Clark is a I 
graduate of Kennedy's Commercial School, j 
At home, Durham. 

Daisy Alice Loud '51, to William Bryan 
Frve Jr., Armv, November 29, 19 52, First 
Baptist Church, Red Bank, N. J. Prior 
to her marriage, the bride was teaching 
at Rufson, N. J., Elementary School. Lieu- 
tenant Frye was graduated from N. C. 
State College and was employed b\' \\'est- 
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service. He is stationed at Fort Bragg, 
where they will be at home. 

Barbara Reid Neal, class of '51. to Dr. 
William Henry Shull, December 15, 1952, 
Myers Park Nlethodist Church, Charlotte. 
Mrs. Shull has recently completed train- 
ing as a Medical Record Librarian at 
Charlotte Memorial Hospital. Dr. Shull 
attended Battleground Academy, the Uni- 
\'ersit>' of North Carolina, Icffcrson Medi- 
cal College, and served his internship 
at Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia, 
Pa. After serving in the Army Medical 
Corps during World War II, he com- 
pleted his training in internal medicine 
at the University of Michigan, He is now 
practicing internal medicine in Charlotte, 
where they will be at home, 1551 E. 
Morehead Street. 

Betty Lea Roberson, class of '51, to 
Thomas \\'infield Jo\ce, No\eniber 22, 
1952, First Baptist Church, Creensboro. 
Mr. loyce is a veteran of the Navy and 
plans to re-enter N. C. State College in 
the Winter. At home, 2505 Fverette 
Ave., Raleigh. 

Betty Jean Summers, com. '51, to James 
L>nian Neely, December 21, 1952, Im- 
maculate Heart of Mar>- Catholic Church, 
High Point. Joan Youmans, com. '51, 
was a bridesmaid. Mr. Neely is a student 
at the University of North Carolina and 
expects to receive a degree from there in 

Rebecca Ann Thomas, com. '51, to 
George Dallas Edmondson, Army, Novem- 
ber 15, 1952, home of the bridegroom, 
Greensboro. Prior to entering the service, 
Pfc. Edmondson was employed by the 
Litho Press as a printer. 

Mary Fayne Weatherspoon '51, to 
Charles Edward Beard, Jr., December 27, 
1952, chapel of the First Presbyterian 
Church, \\'inston-Salem. Mrs. Beard is 
emplo>ed b\' the Rike-Kumler Company 
in Dayton, Ohio, where she is an assistant 
buyer. Mr. Beard is a student at Ohio 
State University in Columbus, Ohio. After 
Januarv 12 the couple will be at home at 
54 West Babbitt Street in Dayton, Ohio. 

Nancy Edith Winningham '51, to James 
Graham Page, December 27, 1952, Haw- 
thorne Lane Methodist Church, Charlotte. 
Mrs. Page teaches kindergarten in the At- 
lanta public schools. Mr. Page expects to 
receive a degree in fine arts in March 
from the University of Georgia at Athens. 

Bette Louise Barksdale '52, to William 
Harvey Rudd, November 27, 1952, Union 
Theological Seminary, New York City. 
Before going to New York, Mrs. Rudd 
was a member of the Carolina Arena Play- 
house in Greensboro and had done work 
in television. Mr. Rudd, formerly em- 
ployed by Torrington Company, was ac- 
tive in theater work in Greensboro. Both 
he and Mrs. Rudd are doing free lance 
television work and are employed by the 
Graham Statistical Service. At home, 454 
E. 67th St., Apt. 1, New York. 

Viola Daphne Batts '52, to \'ladiniir 
Stanislav Rus, December 24. 19 52, in the 
national shrine of St. Ann's Catholic 
Church, New York City. Since graduation 
Mrs. Rus has been on the faculty of the 
Laurinburg High School. Mr. Rus studied 
law at Charles University, Prague, Czecho- 

slovakia, was graduated from the Univer- 
sity of South Carolina and is now study- 
ing towards his master's degree in lan- 
guages at New York Uni\'ersity. 

Jinimie Kathryn BiggerstaflE '52, to James 

l''rcdcrick Sutton, December 27, 1952, 
hirst Presbxtcrian Church, Marion. Prior 
to her marriage, Mrs. Sutton was eiii- 
plo\cd by the Blue Gem Khinufacturing 
Company, Greensboro. Mr. Sutton is a 
graduate of the University of North Caro- 
lina and is employed by General Electric 
Company in Louisville, Kentucky, where 
they will be at home. 

Virginia Anne Bradford '52, to Charles 
David Bird, January 27, 1955, Marshville 
Presbyterian Church, Marshville. Mrs. Bird 
is on the faculty of Wadesboro High 
School. A graduate of the University of 
'I'cnnessee, Mr. Bird is connected with 
the United States Public Health Service 
and is currcnth' associated with the health 
department of Charlotte. At home, 

Louise Morton Brown '52, to Robert 
Everett Nicks, October 12, 1952, Grace 
Methodist Church, Greensboro. Mrs. 
Nicks attended N. C. State College be- 
fore coming to the Woman's College. 
Mr. Nicks is a graduate of State College 
and expects to recei\e a degree in \eteri- 
nary medicine from Colorado State Col- 
lege next June. At home. Ft. Collins, 

Margaret Ehzabeth Brown '52, to Harrv 
Kenneth Blocker, November 25, 1952, 
Arlington Street Baptist Church, Rocky 
Mount, Mrs. Blocker is on the faculty 
of the Roanoke Rapids City Schools. Mr. 
Blocker attended Benjamin Franklin Uni- 
\ersity, Washington, D. C, and is now in 
the Klarines at Cherry Point. At home. 
Rocky Mount. 

Joan Elizabeth Carpenter, com. '52, to 
Cecil Tra\is Marion, December 21, 1952, 
Mt. .\iry Friends Church, Mt. Airy. Mrs. 
Marion has been employed by Streitman 
Biscuit Company. Air. Marion attended 
Elon College and completed a course at 
DeForest Radio and Tele\ision School in 
Chicago. He is employed by Western 
Electric Company, Inc., Greensboro. .\t 
home. Magnolia Street, Greensboro. 

Alma Gray Davis '52, to Marion Eld- 
ridge Peebles, January 1(J, 1955, St, Joseph 
Methodist Church, Pike\ille. Betty French 
and Margie Harding, both '52, were at- 
tendants. Dorothy Ann Rose '54, pro- 
\ided music for the v\'edding Mrs. Peebles 
is employed in the comptroller's division 
of the Internal Revenue Bureau. Mr. 
Peebles attended N. C. State College and 
is associated with his father in the Peebles 
Electric Company. At home 2506 Fern- 
wood Dri\e, Greensboro. 

Bettye Catherine Evans '52, to \\'illiain 
.\lford Breedlove, December 20, 19 52. 
Baptist Church, Nashville. Mrs. Breedlove 
is assistant librarian at Central High 
School, Charlotte. Mr. Breedlo\e attended 
Smithdeal Massey Business College, Rich- 
mond, \'a., and is associated with Uni- 
versal C. I. T. Credit Corp. At home 
508 Baldwin .\\-e., Charlotte. 

Margaret Lavinia Fox, class of '52, to 
George Palmer, September 6, 1952, Avon- 
dale Presbyterian Ghurch, Charlotte. Mrs. 
Palmer is a graduate of the University 

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■of North Carolina. Mr. Palmer is a grad- 
uate of the Uni\ersit>- of North Carolina 
Law School. .\t home, 104 Colville Road, 

Joan Lampley Foushee, com. '52, to 
Delano Allen Lunsford, November 22, 
19t2. Asbury Methodist Church, Dur- 
ham. Mr. Lunsford is a student at Duke 

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Buchanan Bl\d., Durham. 

Charlotte Marion Hall, com. '52, to 
Delma Moser, First Presbyterian Church, 
Sanford. Mrs. Moser is now secretary to 
the Koury Compan\' in Sanford. Mr. 
Moser holds a position with the Sanford 
Hosiery Mill. 

Mary Harmon, class of '52, to Wade 
Stafford Dunbar, November 8, 1952, Bull 
Street Baptist Church, Savannah, Georgia. 
Both Mr. and Mrs. Dunbar are graduates 
of the LJni\ersity of North Carolina. 

Frances McLeod Hunt '52, to )ohn Dil- 
lard Hall, January 30, 1953, P'.easant Gar- 
den Methodist Church. Mary Joanna 
(Phillips) Hutchinson '52, was a brides- 
maid. The bride is on the faculty of the 
city schoo's of Roxboro. Mr. Hall, a grad- 
uate of Richmond Professional Institute, 
is associated with the United States Rub- 
ber Company. At home, 204 Academy 
St., Roxboro. 

Miralyn Johnson '52, to Al Gardner 
Stanley, December 21, 1952, Shiloh Pres- 
byterian Church, Montrose. Mrs. Stanley 
is on the faculty of the White\ille schoo's. 
A veteran of four years service with the 
Navy, Mr. Stanley is now a student at 
N. C. State College. 

Carol Dean Lowrey '52, to Alfred 
Joseph Stuart III, December 7, 1952, First 
Baptist Church, Lowell. The bride has 
been biologist and laboratory technician 
at Gaston County Memorial Hospital. Mr. 
Stuart, a graduate of N. C. State College, 
is visual education director for Baptist 
P'oreign ^iissions Committee, Richmond. 
At home, Richmond. 

Mary Elizabeth Mclnnis '52, to Wal- 
lace Bland Britton, December 27, 1952, 
Pleasant Garden Methodist Church. Ruth 
Underwood '52 was a bridesmaid. Mr. 
Britton is a graduate of Clemson College 
and is employed as a sales engineer for 
Chet Adams Company. They will be at 
home, 2-00 Walker Ave., Greensboro. 

Mary Joanna Phillips '52, to Robert 
Kiwyn Hutchinson, December 28, 1952, 
First Methodist Church, Rockingham. 
Frances Hunt '52 was maid of honor for 

the bride. The bride is on the faculty of 
Hoke County High School, Raeford. En- 
sign Hutchinson, a graduate of the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina, is stationed by 
the Navy in Norfolk, \'a. 

Phoebe Patricia Raney, class of '52, to 
Lt. Glynn Aubrey Oglesby, Chaplain 
Corps, USN, January 17, 1953, Camp Le- 
jeune Protestant Chapel. The bride at- 
tended Radclifife College, Cambridge, 
Mass., and is now bookkeeper at the Ons- 
low County Hospital. The bridegroom 
was graduated from W'offord College, and 
received his B.D. degree from Duke Uni- 
versity. He attended the Naval Training 
School for Chaplains at William and Mary 
College. He is Chaplain at the Midway 
Park Protestant Chapel. At home, Mid- 
way Park, Jacksonville. 

Virginia Ellen Rickert '52, to Hal 

Thomas Leach. February 1, 1953, Snow 
Creek Methodist Church, Statesville. Prior 
to her marriage, Mrs. Leach taught at 
Rural Hall High School. Mr. Leach is a 
veteran of World War II and also of 
Korea. He is now with Postal Inspection 
Ser\ice in Washington. At home 201 F 
Street, N. E., Washington. 

Betty Jane Sherron '52, to Willie Brax- 
ton Matthews, December 21, 1952, home 
of the bride's parents in Fuquay Springs. 
Mrs. Matthews is on the faculty of Lafay- 
ette School. Mr. Matthews, a graduate of 
Campbell College, Buies Creek, expects to 
recei\e a degree in accounting in January 
from Bowling Green Business Uni\-ersity, 
Bo\\ling Green, Ky. 

Mary Frances Smith '52, to Frank Wen- 
dell F.derle, Na\y, February 6, 1953, Sparta 
Methodist Church, Sparta. Until her mar- 
riage, the bride was with the Security 
National Bank, Greensboro. Mr. Ederle 
attended the Universit\- of Michigan and 
has been in the Na\y for the past three 
years. The\- will be at home, 4503 Orteza 
Farms Bou!e\ard, Jacksonville, Fla. 

Sarah Ann Swain, com. '52, to Robert 
Pinkne\ Gorrell. January 31, 1953, Grace 
Methodist Church, Greensboro. Nancy 
Beale, com. '52, was an attendant. The 
bride attended Greensboro College and is 
now assistant secretary to North Carolina 
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has just completed work for a degree in 
economies from Diike University. At 
home, 306-D Ashland Drive, Greensboro. 

Sara Margaret White '52, to Arthur 
Jesse Beaver Jr., December 20, 19^2, Cen- 
tre Presbyterian Church, Mount Mourne. 
Sarah Neal Hamcr, class of '53, Peggy 
Neighbors, jiida Owen '52 were attend- 
ants. 'I'lic bride has been on the faculty 
of Harmony High School. Mr. Beaver at- 
tended Mitchell College, Statesville, and 
is now engaged in farming near Statesville. 

Janiee Wood, com. '52, to Charles Car- 
ter, December 20, 1952, First Baptist 
Church, Kannapolis. Mrs. Carter is a 
bookkeeper with Cannon Mills Co. Mr. 
Carter is a pre-ministerial student at Da- 
vidson College. At home, Kannapolis. 

Iris Marie Young '52, to Uam Lcc Bal- 
Icw, August 2, 1952. \\ est Ashcvillc Pres- 
byterian Church, Ashcxille. Jinnnie Big- 
gerstaflE, Evelyn Best, Sue Boykin, Naney 
Williams, Betty Evans, and Caroline 
(Oglivie) Wallace, all '52, were brides- 
maids. Mr. Ballew is a graduate of Ashe- 
ville-Biltmore College and the University 
of North Carolina. He is associated with 
Swift and Co. in Asheville. At home. 
North Fork Road, Black Mountain. 

Mary Howard Franck '53, to Samuel 
Morrow Downs, Hay Street Methodist 
Church, I'ayctteville. Merle Buie_'53 was 
a bridesmaid. Mr. Downs is a '51 grad- 
uate of University of North Carolina. At 
present he holds a position with Owens 
Illinois Glass Company in Toledo, Ohio. 

Evelyn Kirby '53, to James Wesley 
Young Jr., January 24, 1955, Roxboro. 
The bride is a senior at the Woman's Col- 
lege. Mr. Young, a veteran of the Army, 
is with the R. W. McCollum Company. 
At home, 811 Walker Ave., Greensboro. 

Betty Lea Oldham '53, to John y\drian 
Cowan, January 24, 1953, St. Philip's 
Episcopal Church, Durham. The bride 
expects to receive a degree in voice in 
June from the Woman's College. Mr. 
Cowan attended the University of North 
Carolina. At home, Greensboro. 

Annette Parker '53, to Charles Edgar 
Sparks, January 2, 1955, Clinton Meth- 
odist Church, Clinton. The bride has 
just completed work for a degree in his- 
tory at the Woman's College and is cm- 
ployed in the Alumnae Office. Mr. Sparks 
is a senior at High Point College and is 
employed by J. P. Stevens Co. At home, 
611 Stirling St., Greensboro. 

Marie Whisnant Richardson '53, to Lt. 
James Burnell Baker, Air Force, Decem- 
ber 26, 19.^2, Mam Street Methodist 
Church, Reids\ille. The bride is the only 
daughter of Marie (Lineberger) Richardson 
'18, and is a senior at the Woman's Col- 
lege majoring in secretarial administration. 
Lieutenant Baker, a graduate of State Col- 
lege, Raleigh, is doing graduate work at 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology un- 
der government supervision. 

Susan King Schwabenton, com. '53, to 
Thomas Carlyle Langley Jr., November 7, 
1952, home of the bride's parents, Greens- 
boro. Mr. Langley, before entering the 
Navy, attended the University of North 

Catherine Dare Sitterson '53, to Jamie 
\\ illiam Gum, January 24, 1953, Church 
of the Wide Fellowship, Southern Pines. 
The bride is a senior home economics 
major at the Woman's College. Mr. Guin 
attended Presbyterian Junior College, Max- 
ton, and has recently moved to Greens- 
boro as an employee of Huntley's Furni- 
ture Co. At home, 503 Kenilworth Street 

Suzanne L. Slate, com. '53, to Robert 
Eugene Anderson, February 14, 1955, 
First Presbyterian Church, High Point. 
The bride attended Duke University for 
two years. Mr. Anderson was graduated 
from Duke University and has served two 
5'ears in the Marine Corps. He is asso- 
ciated with E. I. DuPont Nemour, Inc., 
and is located in Camden, S. C, where 
they will be at liome. 

Rebckah Ritchie Welborn '53, to James 
Abernathy Simpson, December 20, 1952, 
Grace Lutheran Church, Thomasville. The 
bride expects to graduate from Woman's 
College in June with a degree m biology. 
Mr. Simpson was graduated from Wake 
Forest College and is now studying for a 
degree in law. At home, Greensboro. 

Margaret Ann Whisenhunt '53, to Rob- 
ert Starnes Ehle, August 16, 1952, Grace 
Evangelical and Reformed Church, New- 
ton. Mrs. Ehle is continuing her studies 
at the ^^'oman's College. Mr. Ehle at- 
tended Bob Jones University and was 
graduated from the University of North 
Carolina. He is now connected with Sears, 
Roebuck and Company as field repre- 
sentative. At home, 412 South Chapman 
Street, Greensboro. 

Ann Rives Zappa, class of '53, to Wil- 
liam Currier Cole, 'December 27, 1952, 
First Baptist Church, Raleigh. Mrs. Cole 
was a stenographer with the State Reve- 
nue Department. Mr. Cole is a graduate 
of N. C. State College and is employed 
as a geologist with Calera Mining Com- 
pany in Cobalt, Idaho. At home. Cobalt. 

Doris Ann Cleninier, class of '54, to 
Philip Lee Hayes, December 28, 1952, 
Steele Street Methodist Church, Sanford. 
Mr. Hayes is district manager for the 
Childcraft Division of Marshall Field En- 
terprises. At home, Charlotte. 

Elynor Jean Fishel, class of '54, to Bur- 
ton Jones Rights, December 27, 1952, 
Green Street Methodist Church, Winston- 
Salem. The bride attended Salem Col- 
lege and is now a student at Moravian 
College for Women, Bethlehem, Pa. Mr. 
Rights was graduated from the University 
of North Carolina and is a seminary stu- 
dent at Moravian Theological Seminary, 
Bethlehem, where they will be at home. 

Joanne Floyd, class of '54, to Parks 
Cornelius Llndcrdown, Jr., December 27, 
1952. Granite Falls Methodist Church, 
Granite Falls. Mr. Underdown is a grad- 
uate of Augusta Military Academy, Ft. 
Defiance, Va., and of Davidson College. 
He is now doing graduate work at the 
University of North Carolina. At home. 
Chapel Hill. 

Annie Margaret Hofler, class of '54, to 
Bruce Milam, November S, 1952, Sandy 
Cross Baptist Church, Hobbsville. Mr. 
Milam is a veteran of two years service 

in the Army and is a graduate of Wake 
I'orest College. He is employed in Wil- 
mington, where they will be at home. 

Marian Walker Jackson, class of '54, to 
Flenry Franklin McLestcr, January 24, 
1953, St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Char- 
lotte. The bride is now a junior at Queens 
College, Charlotte. For the past two years, 
Mr. McLestcr has served with the Air 
National Guard, and is currently employed 
by R. C. A. Service Co., Charlotte. At 
home, Columbia, S. C. 

Beverly Parker, class of '54, to Andrew 
Jefferson Wright Jr., December 20, 1952, 
Alumnae House, Woman's College. Julia 
Page, class of '54, was maid of honor for 
the bride. The bride transferred to the 
Florida State University. Mr. Wright is 
a graduate of Juilliard School of Music, 
and holds a master's degree from Teachers 
College of Columbia University. He was 
formerly with Shep Ficlds's Orchestra and 
is now music instructor at Choctawatchee 
High School in Shalimar, Fla. 

Elizabeth Ann Peaslee, class of '54, to 
Irwin Vance Apple, December 6, 1952, 
First Lutheran Church, Greensboro. Mrs. 
Apple is emploved as office assistant for 
a surgeon. Mr. Apple is station agent for 
Piedmont Air Lines. At home, 314 Isabel 
Street, Greensboro. 

Charlotte Preas '54, to Alvin Bland 
Cogsdale, Church of the Epiphany, Dan- 
ville, Va. Naney Preas '51 was her sis- 
ter's maid of honor. Mr. Cogsdale at- 
tended Norfolk Business College, and at 
the present he is manager of the \'irginia 
Theater in Danville. 

Barbara Melver, class of '55, to Charles 
Edwin King, December 26, 1952, Virginia 
Gilmer Memorial Room of the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Greensboro. Mrs. King 
attended King's Business College. Mr. 
King attended Guilford College and is 
representative for Fowncs Glove Com- 
pany. At home, 409 South Edgewortli 
St., Greensboro. 

Pallie Ann Stack, class of '55, to \\'il- 
liam Russell Wicker, November 8, 1952, 
Steele Street Methodist Church, Sanford. 
Mr. Wicker attended N. C. State Col- 
lege and East Carolina College. He is now 
associated with Wicker and McBryde Oil 
Company, Sanford. At home, Sanford. 

Cleta Mae Routh, class of '56, to Pfc. 
Thomas Dean Noller, Armv, December 
20, 1952, West End Methodist Church, 
Greensboro. Tlie bride plans to continue 
her study at Woman's College. Pfc. Nol- 
ler was graduated from high school in 
Indianapolis, Indiana. 


We extend deepest svmpathy to Sue 
(Ervin) Pulver '24 in the death of her 
daughter, Suzanne, August 30, 1952, Exe- 
ter, N. H. 

We extend our deepest sympathy to 
Betsy Unistead '49 and Edna (Umstead) 
Harris '43 in the death of their mother, 
Mrs. George Umstead, in Durham, Feb- 
ruar>' 13, 1953. 


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